Exercise is a good natural remedy for memory retention

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According to new research memory retention is significantly improved with exercise.

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Students often cram for exams and than feel they may have forgotten what they studied. A good way to do better on exams after cramming for a night is running according to researchers.

Memory retention is significantly improved with exercise

Elsevier reports according to new research memory retention is significantly improved with exercise. It has been determined the post-study activities has a direct impact on the ability of students to retain information. Activities such as running improve your memory.

Students who went for a healthy run after learning did best

The researchers observed that students who went for a healthy run after learning did best. Meanwhile sedentary activities such as playing computer games will impair your memory. In this study the group of participants who played the computer game Counter Strike had markedly impaired memory.

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The physical stress which is associated with running turns a "memory storage mode"

It appears to the researchers that the physical stress which is associated with running turns a "memory storage mode" on in the brain. This is where information the student has a desire to remember is stored. Cortisol is produced by the body to keep the systems of the body in balance. This cortisol has the potential to help improve memory.

This study has been published in Cognitive Systems Research. It has been recommended by the researchers that anyone who is preparing for an exam should make certain they engage in moderate exercise after they study for a period of time in order to improve their learning.

It has been suggested by the data from this research that cortisol levels are increased after running. Memorization tends to be undermined if the person is playing a violent computer game. The lesson we learn here is stay active to enhance your memory.

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