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Enhance Learning & Memory via Exercise

Posted by BridgeAthletic on Nov 6, 2020 11:09:38 AM

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In a recent article by Jeff Haden on Inc.com, 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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