Running will Help Protect Memory from the Effects of Stress

runningNumerous studies conducted earlier showed that regular exercises have a positive effect on physical and mental health. The new work of American scientists confirms this. They believe that running five kilometers once a day is useful for the hippocampus (the brain center of memory).Memorization of information proceeds optimally if the connections between neurons of the hippocampus are gradually amplified. This process is called long-term potentiation (LTP). The researchers noted: chronic stress weakens contacts between nerve cells and reduces LTP, which affects memory.Specialists from the University of Brigham Young placed one group of mice in cages with wheels for running. The rodents ran about 5 kilometers a day. The experiment lasted 4 weeks. Another group of mice received no physical activity. After running, 50% of each group was stressed. Rodents were placed in cold water or put on a high platform. An hour later, all animals were measured with an LTP level. It turned out that the running mice had better memory than the control group.

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