November 06, 2020 By BridgeAthletic

Enhance Learning & Memory via Exercise


In a recent article by Jeff Haden on, the benefits of different types of exercise intensity and duration were highlighted in terms of their benefit on various components of mental performance.

The article mentions that “a moderate intensity workout – keeping your heart rate between 50 and 80 percent of max -- is the best way to improve recall and associative learning, and increase your brain's ability to absorb and retain information”.

Similar information, and more, is also mentioned in the book SPARK: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain. {on Kindle for as low as $4.99}

In SPARK. Author Dr. Ratey goes into detail on the research highlighting the benefits of exercise on learning, stress, anxiety, depression, attention, and the aging brain. Although the reasoning behind the benefits can be complex, the prescription is not.

Check out the video below to see how a ‘learning primer’ can be implemented to daily routine using the BridgeAthletic platform. 




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About the Author


At Bridge, we are all athletes and coaches first. As athletes, our team has experienced everything from riding the pine on JV, to winning NCAA championships, to competing in the Olympic Games. As coaches, we have helped countless athletes reach their full potential, winning everything from age group section championships to Olympic Gold Medals.

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