While much research has shown that exercise can be good for our brains, the link between how physical activity benefits the brain is not clearly understood. In a new study, researchers suggest the link between brain health and exercise could be a product of our evolutionary history and our hunter-gatherer past.
According to researchers, people who exercised four hours after learning something new retained the information better two days later than those who either didn't exercise or exercised immediately following the learning experience.
Contrary to an earlier study, researchers have discovered new hippocampal neurons formed as a result of exercise do not cause certain old memories to be forgotten.
Researchers report the most effective way to reduce internal, visceral fat is to exercise.
A new study reports psychoactive medications may have positive implications in encouraging sedentary people to exercise.
Study reports regular, vigorous exercise helps to protect males against depressive symptoms, while in women, no levels of physical activity had a significant impact on depression.
Older adults who are physically active have greater gray matter volume and a decreased risk of Alzheimer's disease, a new study reports.
Researchers say exercise is crucial to the overall health of those with depression. The study reveals people with higher levels of fitness during middle age were significantly less likely to die from cardiovascular disease, even if they were diagnosed with depression.
Results show the blood-pressure-lowering effects of exercise were diminished by more than 60% over the first hour of recovery, and completely absent two hours post-exercise in those who used antibacterial mouthwash.
A new study focuses on why exercise may be an important tool in treating depression and other disorders linked to GABA or glutamate deficiencies.