[Do You Need to Study? Then Go Exercise.] 【想好好學習?那先運動一下吧!】

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[Do You Need to Study? Then Go Exercise.]

By: Jacobus DU PLESSIS (HSBC Prosperity Hall)

Image: blog.skyo.com

Did you know that exercise and your mental well-being are inextricably linked? So next time before you skip football, dancing or rugby practice to study for your midterms or to do an assignment, think again.

The benefits of exercise are well researched and not only effect your overall health, but also have numerous mental benefits.

  1. Exercise reduces stress – a moderate amount of exercise each week will reduce your anxiety and keep you feeling full of energy. And it’s good cycle because the more energy you have the more work you’ll get done and thus the less stress you’ll have. Eureka!
  2. Exercise improves memory – Aerobic exercise (the kind that gets you out of breath and sweating) boosts the size of your hippocampus, the part of the brain which governs learning and verbal memory.

Sure all of these sound great, but I’m sure the biggest problem for most of us is not that we don’t know exercise is good for us, rather that we don’t like exercise. Well, of course exercise does require some effort, but fear not! It isn’t necessary to adopt Lance Armstrong’s exercise schedule. Instead minor improvements in your lifestyle can lead to big bonuses. Here are some suggestions:

  1. Take the stairs instead of the lift.
  2. Walk instead of taking public transport (if your destination is close by).
  3. Go for a light jog with a group of friends.
  4. Join a social sports team or hiking group.

So there you go, now you have no excuse for not becoming a genius through exercise.



文: Jacobus DU PLESSIS (滙豐業昕堂)

譯: 李亞男 (胡應湘爵士伉儷堂)

圖: blog.skyo.com




  1. 運動有助於提高記憶力——海馬體是大腦的組成部分之一,主宰著學習與非文字記憶,而有氧運動(能讓你呼吸急促且流汗)則能夠極大地擴充其容量。







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