Light exercise is effective in establishing long-term memory

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As I mentioned before, exercising is not only good for your health, but also improves your short-term memory.
It seems that the brain works better even with just 15 minutes of exercise.
This time, we will introduce a study on the effects of exercise on long-term memory.

This article is recommended for people who:

  • Those who want to establish what they have learned in long-term memory
  • People who want to know the effects of exercise

Referenced research

research summary

The research I referred to is as follows.
PLOS ONE: Physical Exercise during Encoding Improves Vocabulary Learning in Young Female Adults: A Neuroendocrinological Study
This experiment was conducted on a young woman who asked the subject to memorize words while riding an exercise bike.

research result

Subjects who memorized words while riding an exercise bike increased their ability to remember words.
However, there were the following conditions for improving memory.

  1. Studying after exercise does not work
  2. Hard exercise has no effect

How to make practical use of this in your life

If you want to establish what you have learned in your long-term memory, study with a light exercise.
I wrote the following article before, but the effect of studying while walking was proved again.
Learning while exercising makes it more fun

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