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Brain Yoga?

September 27, 2018

Just 10 minutes of exercise a day could help your brain to better organize your memories.

Over time, connections between parts of the brain weaken, making it harder to distinguish between similar events in your mind. When you’ve lost your keys, for example, it can become increasingly difficult to decipher whether it was this morning or last week that you left them in your pocket. However, new research from the University of California, Irvine and Japan’s University of Tsukaba found that even light exercises like tai chi or yoga can have a transformative impact on the part of the brain responsible for storing and organizing memories.

While it has long been known that exercise is good for the brain, this study shows the very immediate benefits.

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