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Brain and Mental Performance

Exercise May Boost Brainpower

21 years, 8 months ago

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Posted on Sep 25, 2002, 2 p.m. By Bill Freeman

A small-scale preliminary study has found that exercise may boost a person's brainpower. For the study, researchers used computer tests to measure the thinking ability of 20 men and women aged 18 to 24 before and after a 30-minute workout on a treadmill. Results showed that the brain responded roughly 35-milliseconds faster, and with a greater sense of accuracy, after the participants had exercised.

A small-scale preliminary study has found that exercise may boost a person's brainpower. For the study, researchers used computer tests to measure the thinking ability of 20 men and women aged 18 to 24 before and after a 30-minute workout on a treadmill. Results showed that the brain responded roughly 35-milliseconds faster, and with a greater sense of accuracy, after the participants had exercised. The findings support other recent studies, which have found that even short bursts of activity can have beneficial effects on a person's health and wellbeing.

SOURCE/REFERENCE: Reported by www.reutershealth.com on the 18th October 2001

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