2018, Vol. 3, Issue 2
Swimming: preferable aerobic exercise for younger population - enhances memory
Author(s): Varsha SV
Compared to other exercises, swimming does not cause too much pressure on the body and it can be enjoyed by anyone regardless of his/her gender. Animal models have shown that Regular physical exercise particularly swimming promotes enhancement of memory. But study on humans to study the effect of swimming on memory are lacking. And since Pre university education is the important stage of a student’s life which demands good memory and cognitive abilities, this study was done to assess the effect of swimming on memory among Pre-university students. Pre-university students who regularly swim at least 30 min for 4 days a week from past 1 yr and students who are non swimmers were tested for Working (short term) and long term memory with Buschke Selective Reminding Test (SRT). Results indicated that subjects who used to swim regularly had better overall memory and long term memory storage than non swimmers, might be due to the effect on neuro-chemical processes, structure and function of hippocampus.
Pages: 770-772 | 529 Views 3 Downloads
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Varsha SV. Swimming: preferable aerobic exercise for younger population - enhances memory. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2018;3(2):770-772.