Exercise can make you smarter

interval exercise can make you smarter

A 4 month Montreal study of overweight middle aged people found high intensity interval training had some exciting benefits.

Interval training involves doing aerobic exercise – alternating between going flat out for 30 seconds and then walking or jogging for 30-120 seconds.

The program comprised 2 sessions of interval training and 2 session of resistance training a week for 4 months. The results:

  • significant increase in insulin sensitivity
  • decreased waist circumference and visceral fat
  • increased brain oxygenation
  • significant cognitive improvements – such as memory

Can see the press release here:

Sport makes middle-aged people smarter.

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