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Posted by Communicatorsilver Sonu K in Sports Science

Memory Jog: Can jogging boost memory?

We are well aware of the beneficial effects of running/jogging on our body (like toning of body, even distribution of fat+glycogen and its role in preventing obesity and T2DM). My question is "do we have any evidence that connects running/jogging with memory boosting?"

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Thanks for the paper Victoria...The paper you have cited shows the increase in the size of the Hippocampus region on exercise training and hence its role in boosting memory...there were several other papers that appeared recently which showed the increase in the secretion of BDNF (brain derived neurotrophic factor)...BDNF is responsible for several biological functions:

1. Prevents T2DM

2. Prevents Obesity

3. Increases neronal synapses and hence boost memory

4. Renders brain mitochondria to use oxygen more efficietly.

Posted by Communicatorsilver Sonu K on 13 August 2012 at 3:31 PM

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