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Effective timing, duration and intensity of exercise for work focus with ADHD

I read all over the place that exercise can provide dopamine, and can help reduce ADHD symptoms, but no source I have found mentions specifics. My personal experience is if I work out at a moderate to ...
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Does being sporty affect a person's reaction to emergency situations?

I have always been quite sporty, and I tend to remain relatively calm and composed in emergency or high stress situations. From my personal experience, people who are quite sporty and have been in ...
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Exercise for Mental health

We do lot a physical exercise for keeping body in shape and strong. I have not heard about any exercise for mental health. Is there any thing like mental exercise or physical exercise also include ...
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Does total time exercising matter for cognition more than the time exercising continuously?

Will my brain benefit from cardio equally if I exercise at the same intensity level for 12 10 minutes sessions as it would for one 120 minute session?
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Immediate effect of extensive exercise on cognitive performance [closed]

What is the immediate effect of physical exercise on one's cognitive performance? Most studies I have found a study regarding the long term effect of a lifestyle which includes exercise and the ...
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"Raise your game" studies

Let's say I play a game or sport against somebody stronger than me. I might plausibly feel a need to raise my game. Are there any empirical academic studies which test whether such a phenomenon exists?...
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International Physical Activity Questionnaire and cognitive function

I'm looking for research that has examined the link between physical activity (as measured by the International Physical Activity Questionnaire [1] specifically) and cognitive function (any domain is ...
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Kahneman's add one / three exercise

In his book Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman describes a mental exercise which he calls Add One: To start, make up several strings of 4 digits, all different, and write each string on an ...
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Exercise and physical activity questionnaire

I'm wondering if there exists a validated questionnaire designed to assess the duration/intensity/type of physical activity someone has taken part in over the past 1-3 days? I've seen many ...
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Effects of aerobic vs. resistance training on cognition

The beneficial effects of exercise are well documented on cognitive ability (1, 2) and reducing cognitive decline (1). However, has the type of exercise ever been analysed? In healthy adults, is ...
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How does one internalize the delayed reward of exercise?

For the past few years my target has been to work out every morning (resistance training). On average I have only made it to the gym around 2 out of every 5 mornings. On days on which I do make it, I ...
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Does exercise substantially affect bloodflow to brain

The benefits of exercise on the psyche are well documented, encompassing catharsis, endorphin release, mental health improvements and self esteem. There is also evidence that it increases cognitive ...
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Is there any research into the effect of stand up desks on hyperactive symptoms?

The hyperactivity symptom of ADHD includes a compulsion to move or fidget. In a workplace environment, this can become a distraction to the person with ADHD, as well as the people around him. It ...
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What's the optimal type of exercise to increase BDNF

It is known that exercise has a positive effect on BDNF (brain derived neurotrophic factor). BDNF has a positive effect on mood and cognitive abilities. What's the optimal way of exercising (frequency,...
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Questionnaire regarding the motivation to be physically active

Does anyone know a questionnaire regarding the motivation to be physically active? That is, the motivation to move more (i.e. walk, cycle, run) and sit less on a daily basis.
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Does meditation improve working memory more than exercise?

I have noticed that I feel much more mentally sharp after doing an hour of moderate exercise in the morning. On the contrary, when I meditate, I feel no such difference in my mental alertness. Isn't ...
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What is the optimal exercise regime for improving cognitive functioning?

It seems that researchers agree that physical exercise increases cognitive abilities. This seems to work universally for all ages: children, adults and old people. It is suggested that everyone ...
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