We all know exercise has some great benefits to our body physically, but did you know it can provide amazing mental benefits too? Improve your body and brain with these 6 reasons why working out improves memory, boosts focus, and prevents cognitive decline.
Sprint to Boost Memory
The fastest (literally) way to improve memory is to do sprints, according to a Neurobiology of Learning and Memory study from the University of Muenster, Department of Neurology, in Germany, who found that word memory improved after a series of high-intensity sprints.
Neurologists tested the learned vocabulary of participants before and after they performed high-impact sprints vs. low-impact running, and found that the high-intensity sprints boosted improved dopamine production, brain-derived neurotrophic factor (a protein that triggers brain nerve cell growth), epinephrine, and word memory by 20-percent.