20 min of yoga can improve your memory drastically

Researchers in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have run cognitive tests on two groups of participants;one group who has just finished a 20 min session of hatha yoga and another group who has just completed vigorous aerobic exercise for the same amount of time.The research showed that the yoga group had significantly improved  speed and accuracy on tests of working memory and inhibitory control, two measures of brain function associated with the ability to maintain focus and take in, retain and use new information.

The conclusion off course is not to drop your aerobic workout but remember around the exam period of your teenage kids, it might be a good idea to alternate those long studying hours with a yoga session per day to optimize their memory function and retention not to mention that this will also relax them and help ease all the pressure and anxiety they feel before their tests.

For more details refer to the original research article on the following link:




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