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Exercising 4 hours after learning can improve memory

If you’re trying to learn something new, you might want to hit the gym a few hours after studying. According to new research, exercising 4 hours after learning a task can improve memory.  
 
Neurotransmitters released by exercise lead to a production of proteins that "help stabilise new memory traces", study author Guillén Fernández, director of the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition, and Behaviour at Radboud University Medical Center.
 
The take home message is that exercise should be used as a strategy for long-term memory retention.
 
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