Out of shape? Your memory may suffer

Here’s another reason to drop that doughnut and hit the treadmill: A new study suggests aerobic fitness affects long-term memory.

Michigan State University researchers tested 75 college students during a two-day period and found those who were less fit had a harder time retaining information.

“The findings show that lower-fit individuals lose more memory across time,” said Kimberly Fenn, study co-author and assistant professor of psychology.

The study, which appears online in the research journal Cognitive, Affective & Behavioral Neuroscience, is one of the first to investigate young, supposedly healthy adults. Previous research on fitness and memory has focused largely on children, whose brains are still developing, and the elderly, whose memories are declining.

Participants studied related word pairs such as “camp” and “trail.” The next day, they were tested on the word pairs to evaluate long-term memory retention. Long-term memory is anything remembered more than about 30 seconds ago.

Aerobic fitness was gauged by oxygen consumption derived from a treadmill test and factored with the participants’ weight, percent body fat, age and sex.

The findings speak to the increasingly sedentary lifestyles found in the United States and other Western cultures. A surprising number of the college students in the study were significantly out of shape and did much worse at retaining information than those who were extremely fit, Fenn said.

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    • Alexandria Faber
    • May 3, 2014

    Hi, I’ve been told I have a voice of a hyena, and a voice of a little boy
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    Good video! I only realised when I made my first youtube video that I
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    • Lisa_sweet
    • May 3, 2014

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    • Jitendra Gajjar
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    hi sir i have problem that i can not speak albhabet ‘L’ clearly so what
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    my head

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    • May 3, 2014

    I think It’s working

    • Sonia Laila
    • May 3, 2014

    thanks for your help Mr. Miller. I want to be an elementary school teacher
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    • mohit sharma
    • May 3, 2014

    Thanks Mr. Miller,

    your all tips and exercises are real, thanks for sharing all this valuable
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    • Jane Smith
    • May 3, 2014

    Thank you! I’ve also found some cool exercises at 99SingingLessons website.

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    • May 3, 2014

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    • Aljon Moreno
    • May 3, 2014

    I have recently applied to a call center agent.. And these are my verdicts
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    • Jay Miller
    • May 3, 2014

    Thanks. I’m always happy to hear that. It makes the effort worthwhile. Stay
    tuned for more videos.

    • Jay Miller
    • May 3, 2014

    Thanks. Of course, I’d be happy to chat with you. I’ll send you a private
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    • Pamela Lawson
    • May 3, 2014

    I have had two major operations of 7 hours on my vocal cords. Still my
    voice sounds coarse and after a while my voice is hurting. Are there any
    exercises to improve my voice and to have it sound less coarse and it is
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    • Rajan Bharti
    • May 3, 2014

    wow… thank you very much this exercise is really good, i can already
    notice the difference in the way i speak… i mean my throat was like very
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    feeling… and my voice is also getting LOW, loved it..!!! thanks again…

    • Isabel Hon
    • May 3, 2014

    Wow Jay, I did your exercise last night and my voice has a much deeper
    resonance this morning. The exercise also got me into a very relaxed and
    meditative state so I am gonna incorporate it with my yoga practice. Thank
    You!! What are your other exercises like? I am interested in getting your

    • AndreasCableguy
    • May 3, 2014

    If I can get my voice to sound like yours Mr. Miller then I will definitely
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    • May 3, 2014

    Great! you look young and fresh how about some tips on general health or

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    • May 3, 2014

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    • Brainbuster
    • May 3, 2014

    I feel discomfort in the back of my neck when I do this. Maybe I’m doing it
    wrong, because I can touch my toes no problem.

    • EN
    • May 3, 2014

    Buy the CD – Hip Hop Abs those give some good ab workouts and obliques!!

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