Exercise Might Not Be Great For Your Memory
Two new studies offer a glimpse into the mind/body connection
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The group that peddled at a low intensity speed actually did the best when it came to retaining the language lesson. Another study presented at the American College of Sports Medicine in Indianapolis, IN, created a similar experiment. But researchers found that there was no demonstrable memory improvement among the group that exercised, and in fact they performed worse on a battery of tests.
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So the upshot? Mild exercise may help you retain information, but don't go buck wild and do a crazy Zumba class before a big test. [Source]