A recent study shows that working the muscles may strengthen not only your body, but your brain as wemay improve the brain’s ability to think.
In past research, lab animals and people generally performed better on cognition tests after engaging in exercise for several weeks.
Researchers designed an experiment to observe the exact effects of exercise on the brain. Using two drugs that simulate the effects of exercise on lab animals for 2 weeks, the experiment confirmed that changes in muscles did indeed affect the mind.
The lab animals that received the drugs performed significantly better on tests of memory and learning than control animals that had been idle for the same 2 weeks.
The results suggested, however, that exercise may need to be aerobic in order to substantially affect the brain.
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