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Recharging your brain at work might not require much concentration: Study

Studies have shown that aerobic exercise has a rapid beneficial effect on people's ability to plan, pay attention, remember, and juggle tasks

Cheryl Platzman Weinstock | Reuters 

A good way to recharge your brain at work might be with a short bout of exercise that doesn’t require much concentration, according to a small study from Japan. “The present study suggests that simple exercise is better than cognitively demanding exercise during working hours,” lead author Keita Kamijo, an assistant professor on the faculty of sports sciences, Waseda University, Tokyo, told Reuters Health by email. Kamijo and coauthor Ryuji Abe enrolled 28 men and had them perform tasks that challenge what’s known as working memory. Working memory is ...

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First Published: Sat, September 15 2018. 22:07 IST