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Lifting Weights Can Improve Your Memory

From the Show: Train Your Body
Summary: Working out for as little as 20 minutes can enhance memory by about 10 percent in healthy young adults.
Air Date: 10/14/14
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: John P. Higgins, MD
higginsJohn P. Higgins MD, MBA (Hons), MPHIL, FACC, FACP, FAHA, FACSM, FASNC, FSGC, is a sports cardiologist for the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and the Harris Health System. His research interests include the effects of energy beverages on the body, and screening for underlying cardiovascular abnormalities in 12-year-olds (sixth graders), and steroid effects on the cardiovascular system.
Lifting Weights Can Improve Your Memory
Need another reason to hit the gym?

Recent studies show that an intense workout of as little as 20 minutes can enhance episodic memory, also known as long-term memory for previous events, by about 10 percent in healthy young adults.

Though the study used weighted exercises, it's believed that other resistant exercises such as deep knee bends and squats could produce the same results.

Listen in as John P. Higgins, MD, explains theses benefits and gives us all another great reason to hit the weights.
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