Benefits of Exercise on Memory

MBM faculty Justin Rhodes’ research on the benefits of exercise on memory and cognitive function was covered in an Inverse article. While short bursts of exercise can lead to short-term benefits in mental focus, this research could lead to exciting developments in the way we approach dementia and the aging brain. Even short bursts of exercise can have long-term benefits by adding neural cells to the hippocampus, which is “an area of the brain critical for processing, cognitive tasks, memories, and learning.”

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