Doctor Karen Postal has conducted research on the cognitive benefits of exercise. Her results show that exercise, especially aerobic activity, directly improves concentration and focus. According to Doctor Postal, “following a half-hour of strenuous exercise, the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex works harder to resist distracters and performance on tests of attention improves.” Regular exercise is incredibly beneficial for students to improve their productivity in their studies and increase their memory and attention span.
Dwellstudent also discusses the benefits of exercise for student’s brains and their concentration. The author claims, “intense physical activity causes blood to flow to the brain, which then fires up your neurons and promotes cell growth, particularly in the hippocampus”. Both Dwellstudent and Doctor Postal claim that aerobic activity performed directly before studying or taking an exam is optimal to obtain optimal results.