Can’t rem remember where you put that New Year’s resolution list you’ve been working on?  When you find it, perhaps you should add some High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) to next year’s future workout plans.

A study, published in the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, (doesn’t everyone keep a copy on the coffee table?) found people who busted their tails in six weeks of HIIT sessions lasting just 20 minutes each showed significant improvement in what is known as high-interference memory.  Not just improvement mind you but “significant improvement”.

Science says this type of memory is what allows you to distinguish your car from another of the same make and model. The finding is important because the test subjects noticed the improvement over a relatively short period of time.

That might not mean much to you whippersnappers today, but this type of memory is known to decline with age.  The hope is older adults will experience the same memory improvement if they combine exercise and cognitive training. (EurekaAlert)

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