The relaxing exercise may also boost brain function, study shows

Doing yoga boosted the brainpower of female undergraduate students.

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One of the most pressing concerns for men and women as they grow older is whether they can retain their mental clarity. With Alzheimer's disease hanging like a specter over the Baby Boomer generation, making lifestyle choices that can potentially fortify the brain has become a top priority for Houston denizens. And, recently, a study has revealed that a particular form of exercise well known for combating stress could also boost overall brain function.

According to a press release from the University of Illinois, researchers have found that doing yoga for 20 minutes can result in a notable improvement in cognitive abilities immediately afterward.

"It appears that following yoga practice, [study] participants were better able to focus their mental resources, process information quickly, more accurately and also learn, hold and update pieces of information more effectively than after performing an aerobic exercise bout," said former graduate student Neha Gothe, who led the study.

The scientists recruited 30 healthy female students to take part in the study. Further research is required to determine whether this effect occurs with participants of varying ages and backgrounds.

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