We use our own and third-party cookies to optimize your experience on this site, including to maintain user sessions. Without these cookies our site will not function well. If you continue browsing our site we take that to mean that you understand and accept how we use the cookies. If you wish to decline our cookies we will redirect you to Google.
Already have an account? Sign in.

 Remember Me | Forgot Your Password?

Brief, Intense Exercise Improves Memory In Older – Especially Memory Impaired – Adults

November 26, 2012: 12:00 AM EST
A U.S. study of older adults with and without memory problems found that brief but intense exercise improves memory, especially in those with memory deficits. The participants – aged 50 to 85 – were shown pleasant images of nature and animals, then exercised on stationary bikes for seven minutes at 70 percent of capacity. An hour later they were given a surprise recall test on the viewed images. According to the researchers, the exercise significantly improved memory in both healthy and cognitively impaired people, compared to those who did not exercise. “A short instance of moderately intense exercise particularly improved memory in individuals with memory deficits," researchers said.
Sabrina K. Segal et al., "Exercise-Induced Noradrenergic Activation Enhances Memory Consolidation in Both Normal Aging and Patients with Amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment", Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, November 26, 2012, © IOS Press
Mental Alertness
Fitness & Exercise
North America
United States of America
Research, Studies, Advice
Developed by Yuri Ingultsov Software Lab.