Just 20 minutes of morning exercise can be more useful than it seems at first glance. We are not talking only about physical strength and endurance — as shown by a recent study, sport exercises is very beneficial for the brain.
In the study conducted by American scientists from the University of California, Davis, involved 38 physically healthy volunteers, who were asked for 20 minutes to perform various physical exercises. Before and after this charging experts scanned the brains of study participants to compare the results, reports New Scientist.
As it turned out, after strenuous exercise in the brains of participants increased content of glutamic and gamma-aminobutyric acid. According to experts, these amino acids contribute to memory formation and emotions.
Directly in the study, researchers observed mainly short-term changes — exercise increased the concentration of useful amino acids just for half an hour. However, those who during the week involved in physical education before beginning the study, the level of glutamic and gamma-aminobutyric acid was on average higher already before they started charging in the experiment. According to Richard Maddock, lead author of the study, it may indicate that regular morning exercise can be good for your memory in the long term.
The authors of a scientific work published in the Journal of Neuroscience in the future we plan to test whether exercise can help people with depression — it is known that one of the signs of this mental disorder is a decreased content glutaminova and gamma-aminobutyric acid in the brain.