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Thursday, April 11, 2013

How Exercise May Help Memory -

What these findings suggest, the authors conclude, is that endurance training and weight training may have different physiological effects within the brain and cause improvements in different types of memory.

That idea tallies nicely with the results of the other recent study of exercise and memory, in which lab rats either ran on wheels or, to the extent possible, lifted weights. Specifically, the researchers taped weights to the animals’ tails and had them repeatedly climb little ladders to simulate resistance training.


Little weights taped to their tails? --ts

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They've also forced rats to exercise on wheels propelled by motors. They found that rats that exercised on their own (had a wheel), and those that were forced to exercise (were put on a wheel that turned with no escape) BOTH handled a maze with confidence.

Rats that were kept in a cage with no form of exercise were more timid, and cowered in the corner. Interesting stuff on forced exercise
The point was to see if people were forced to work out, would it still help them manage stress

Posted by: i-lawsuit | Apr 15, 2013 3:52:44 PM