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Strengthen Your Memory: Running, Rigorous Exercise After A Study Session May Help Improve Memory Retention

Medical Daily – Dana Dovey

“We all know that running is good for your heart and can help you maintain a healthy weight, but in case you needed one more reason to break out the gym shoes, a new study has shown exercise significantly improves memory retention and could help you ace that final exam. In the study, participants who went for a run after learning performed better in an exam than those who went for a casual walk or who played video games after learning. The researchers believe these results may be due to the physical stress caused by running. Stressful situations can cause our body to release the “stress” hormone cortisol, which may also help with memory retention.”(more)

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