Science has told us that exercise can really change the human brain in many ways.
A new study has looked deeper into this effect and shown that it all depends when and how you workout and the genetic makeup of your brain.
For the study, scientists took 54 adults who rarely exercise and had them complete questionnaires about their health and mood, including how anxious they were at that exact moment and just in general.
They even took blood samples.
The group then were given a memory test of pictures of objects flashing across a computer screen.
Then more images were shown and the volunteers would hit a key if they recognized an image as one they had seen before.
Later, half the subjects went on a four week exercise regimen of walking or jogging four times a week for at least 30 minutes, while the other half stayed sedentary.
After the month, they were all retested with the same memory test.
Half of the exercising half exercised right before the test, so a quarter of the participants retook the test right after a workout.
The ones who did best were obviously those who exercised regularly but specifically the half of that group that had literally just exercised.
They also had less anxiety.
So basically, start working out regularly and you'll enjoy a better memory among the other tons of health benefits.