Jog Your Memory with Exercise

by | Updated: December 3rd, 2016 | Read time: 1 minute

Brain teasers, crossword puzzles, board games ““ there are many different activities you can do to challenge your brain. But did you know that when it comes to your memory, physical exercise can be just as beneficial as mental exercise?

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Regular aerobic exercise (“cardio” activities) such as jogging or cycling can enhance the flow of oxygen-rich blood to your brain, supporting healthy memory and mental function. Several studies involving mice have discovered that regular aerobic exercise may even support the growth of new brain cells in the part of the brain responsible for memory.

Tired of the same old exercise? Switch it up with something unique that’s both physically and mentally challenging ““ research has shown that juggling may actually boost the growth of new brain tissue.

Or consider combining two relatively simple tasks that can stimulate your brain, like reading a book or newspaper while walking on the treadmill.