Running A Mile After Studying For The Exam Would Help Remember More Information

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Running a Mile After Studying for the Exam Would Help Remember More Information
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Apparently, running a mile after studying for the exam could help the recall memory of students.

In preparation for an important exam many worry that they will forget all that information they have crammed a day before. Yet the surprising fact that has turned up is that recall power does not lie in burying your head in the books. Instead, going for a brief run in the great outdoors after cramming for the exam is a better method of aiding your memory.  

It is the choice of activity that matters for the performance in the looming exam. While many students tend to re-memorize the information in books to do well in their exams, actually it is distraction on a physical level that helps the brain.

The novel study points out the salubrious effect of moderate exercise ranging from running to jogging. Instead of playing video games in one’s free time, one ought to head out into the free and fresh air of the outer world for a good deal of vigorous activity. This is the best mnemonic act possible for doing well on the exam. 

Students were seen to spend more time at home before the TV or playing computer games. This in no way helped them to relax enough for their memories to retain the exam information.

In the study itself, 60 males from 16 to 29 years of age memorized a lot of information, according to MailOnline. Then they were divided into three groups. One played a computer game.

Another went for a run. A third spent time in the outer world. This third one was the control group. Then these three groups were gauged as to how well they remembered the information.  

While the runners were tops in matters having to do with memory retention, the group that spent time outside did well too though less than this group. Those who played the computer game faced the worst results as far as their memories were concerned.

Therefore playing video games is the least favored of methods you ought to employ after cramming for the exams. The researchers are still trying to pinpoint the exact mechanism through which this mnemonic effect is enabled.

One thing is certain. The stress hormone cortisol has an effect on memory retention. Exercise provides a nice contrast to psychological studying processes and thus by its sheer physicality, it effects memory in a salubrious manner. 

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