Jog your Memory

September 18th, 2014
by Joanne Casazza

You know those runs on the treadmill are good for your body. They’re also good for your brain. In a study of 75 college students, those with greater cardiorespiratory fitness -the ones who could run or walk at a brisk pace on a treadmill for the longest as it gradually became steeper- had an easier time completing long-term memory exercises. The fittest students were the best t remembering pairs of related words, like “camp” and “trail”, that they’d learned the day before.

Article excerpted from WebMD Magazine. September 2014