Researchers in Sweden have found that even two minutes of aerobic exercise can have a positive effect on brain function in young adults. Investigators found that aerobic exercise for two minutes to one hour at moderate to high intensity improved attention, concentration, and learning and memory functions for up to two hours. Also Read - COVID-19: Blood Test to Predict High-Risk COVID Patients, Say Researchers
According to a recent review, published in the journal Translational Sports Medicine, just opting for a single exercise workout has positive effects on learning and memory in young adults. Also Read - Mouni Roy Looks Casual and Chic in a Little Black Dress
Previous studies have shown that physical exercise improves mental health and cognitive function. Also Read - Here’s How Your Skin and Hair Are Getting Impacted Due to Anxiety, Read On
“Exercise makes you smart. The purpose of this systematic review was to evaluate the current literature examining the acute effects of a single exercise workout on learning and memory functions in young adults,” said study author Peter Blomstrand from the Jonkoping University in Sweden.
For the findings, the research team included 13 relevant studies for the review.
The types of exercise that were studied involved walking, running, and bicycling in individuals between 18 to 35 years of age.
They noted that the results may have important education-related implications.
The researchers said there was a connection between exercise and “learning ability,” which suggests that exercising before you work or study could be beneficial — though they said more research was needed to identify “optimal exercise strategies”.
“This systematic review shows that aerobic, physical exercise before encoding improves learning and memory functions in young adults,” the study authors wrote.
It is a proven fact that dedicating a few minutes to any physical activity has many positive advantages. It can result in higher productivity, which can help both employee and employer as it promotes high-quality work in lesser time.
Many previous types of research has shown that cycling as physical activity is also beneficial for health and it can help you in staying young and youthfulness.