Time-Dependent Effects of Cardiovascular Exercise on Memory

Exerc Sport Sci Rev. 2016 Apr;44(2):81-8. doi: 10.1249/JES.0000000000000078.


We present new evidence supporting the hypothesis that the effects of cardiovascular exercise on memory can be regulated in a time-dependent manner. When the exercise stimulus is coupled temporally with specific phases of the memory formation process, a single bout of cardiovascular exercise may be sufficient to improve memory.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Brain / physiology
  • Cardiovascular Physiological Phenomena*
  • Exercise / psychology*
  • Humans
  • Memory / physiology*
  • Time Factors