Can Working out Help You Master a New Skill?

Playing Drs. Rx: Workout to Master a New Skill?

Looking to learn a new skill? Going for a walk or hitting the gym might help!

Watch: How to Properly Stretch and Cooldown After a Workout

The Doctors discuss a study which found exercising can help streamline your brain and possibly help you retain new information. The study looked at participants performing a new task, after which half exercised for 15 minutes and the other half did not exercise. The people in the study who exercised said they felt like their brains were clearer and felt they had less competing noise and fewer outside thoughts, which helped them focus more on the new skill. When the group who had exercised attempted the new task for a second time, their performance rated higher than those in the study who had not exercised.

Plastic surgeon expert Dr. Andrew Ordon shares during his time in medical school, he used this method while studying and found it to be very helpful.

Watch: Are You Eating the Right Foods After Your Workout?

In hopes of helping you learn a new skill and also maximizing your workout, learn about some of our favorite workout tips and advice from fitness trainer expert Danny Jones, a.k.a. “The Tree Man" in the video above!


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