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High-intensity intermittent training improves spatial memory in rats – EurekAlert

Despite lower exercise volume, HIIT was as effective as endurance running for improving exercise capacity and spatial memory. Researchers at the University of Tsukuba…



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Tsukuba, Japan–Researchers at the University of Tsukuba found that, despite only covering about one-third of the distance in HIIT compared with that covered in endurance training, similar improvements in exercise capacity and brain function were observed for both forms of exercise.
“We investigated how rats’ muscles and brains–specifically, the region of the brain involved in spatial learning called the hippocampus–adapted to these types of exercise, and how the rats consequently learned and…

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