The Effect of Single Bout of Acute Exercise on Working Memory Performance

  • Santosh Kumar Deo Birat Medical College and Teaching Hospital
  • Kopila Agrawal Birat Medical College and Teaching Hospital
  • Prem Bhattrai Birat Medical College and Teaching Hospital
  • Raju Kumar Chaudhary Birat Medical College and Teaching Hospital
Keywords: Single-bout acute exercise, working memory, 2n back task

Abstract

Introduction: Working memory is a kind of short term memory important for reasoning and guiding decision-making and behavioral process.

Objective: The goal of the present research was to study the outcome of single bout of acute moderate-intensity exercise on working memory.

Methodology: Twenty two male subjects were asked to perform working memory task by 2n back task in baseline resting, immediately after exercise and after five minute of exercise session. 3 minute step test procedure was used as a moderate intensity exercise intervention.

Results: The percentage correctness of 2n back task of working memory was found to be 64.36% for baseline resting condition, 78.01 % for immediately after 3-minute step test and 80.70% for 5 minute after the exercise. In both exercise session (i.e. immediately after exercise and after 5 minute of exercise), significant improvement (p value <0.05) in working memory was seen as compared to the baseline resting session while no such significant beneficial improvement was seen when compared between immediately after exercise and after 5 minute of exercise.

Conclusion: Improvement in working memory after moderate exercise intervention was seen, which is important for learning and memory and decision-making.

 

BJHS 2018;3(2)6:484-487.

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Author Biographies

Santosh Kumar Deo, Birat Medical College and Teaching Hospital
Lecturer, Department of Physiology
Kopila Agrawal, Birat Medical College and Teaching Hospital
Associate Professor, Department of Physiology
Prem Bhattrai, Birat Medical College and Teaching Hospital
Lecturer, Department of Physiology
Raju Kumar Chaudhary, Birat Medical College and Teaching Hospital
Lecturer, Department of Anatomy
Published
2018-09-05
How to Cite
Deo, S., Agrawal, K., Bhattrai, P., & Chaudhary, R. (2018). The Effect of Single Bout of Acute Exercise on Working Memory Performance. Birat Journal of Health Sciences, 3(2), 484-487. https://doi.org/10.3126/bjhs.v3i2.20966
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Original Research Articles