Any gym regular can tell you about the advantages of regular exercise. In addition to helping you look and feel better, a study published in the journal Physiology & Behavior suggests that resistance training can help boost mental focus.
Researchers had healthy adults perform curls to induce muscle damage while another group didn't train with weights. Muscle pain peaked at 36 hours for the training group, and muscle strength started returning to normal after 12 hours.
Brain activity increased for the exercising group at 12 hours, but continued a steady drop off over time with the non-exercising subjects. To see what cardio can do for you after a high-fat meal, read today's Breaking News blog at optimumnutrition.com