Exercise makes you smarter

Posted on August 29 2019

Exercise isn’t just good for your physical health, it’s also a great study-booster.

Researchers have learned that the part of the brain that responds to exercise‚ the hippocampus, is also the part of the brain that controls memory. What this means is that you’ll remember more if you’re staying active and exercising regularly.

Similarly, brain scientists have found that as people get more fit, their ability to concentrate improves. They can ignore distractions better, and organize information in their minds with greater ease.

One more benefit: Improved mental health. Exercise is one of the most effective ways to improve psychological well-being. That, in turn, can reduce depression and anxiety — some of the most common barriers to engaging in schoolwork.

The best part of this is that it doesn’t take a lot of exercise to derive these benefits. Even exercising 10 or 15 minutes a day can help you boost your learning!