A Single 30-Minute Workout Improves Memory in Seniors

A new study from the University of Maryland, US, finds that a single 30-minute workout can boost activity in key brain regions for memory and improve seniors' ability to recall information.A Single 30-Minute Workout Improves Memory in Seniors

For the study, the researchers included 26 participants from 55 to 58 years old splitting them into two groups one of which was sitting still and another was pedaling on a stationary bike for 30 minutes. After either sitting period or working our period, all of them had to take a memory test.

After the workout session, the semantic memory parts of the participants’ brains were more active (what was checked with the help of MRI). The team hypothesized that a single exercise session has a sort of priming effect on the brain.

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