Lift weights, improve your memory, study shows

Pumping iron doesn't just build muscles - it could also power-up your memory!

A recent study revealed that a single session of intense weightlifting can give your memory a significant boost (Hashimoto T., 2024).

Participants were divided into two groups: one group lifted weights while the other did not. After two days, the weight-lifting group remembered things better, thanks to their one-time workout.

Brain scans also showed increased activity in parts of the brain related to memory. The takeaway?

Practicing weight training regularly might just make your brain stronger too!

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Hashimoto T, Hotta R, Kawashima R. Enhanced memory and hippocampal connectivity in humans 2 days after brief resistance exercise. Brain Behav. 2024 Feb;14(2):e3436.

  • Category: News
  • Author: Didrik Sopler, Ph.D., L.Ac.
  • Published: 2024-04-05
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