Need a quick memory boost? Try a workout. Lifting weights specifically improves your memory. A study published in Acta Psychologica found that participants who used a leg extension machine while studying photos were able to recall those photos 48 hours later more accurately than those who hadn’t been exercising while studying. Although further investigation is necessary, researchers guess that other activities such as squats are likely to produce the same results. So do whatever strength training you prefer — and get ready to be the next champion of trivia night.
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