NEW YORK: You may have attempted this during childhood but climbing a tree and balancing on a beam along with yoga exercises can dramatically improve cognitive skills in adults too, researchers at the University of North Florida have found.
By doing activities that make us think, we can exercise our brains as well as our bodies, they said.
“By taking a break to do activities that are unpredictable and require us to consciously adapt our movements, we can boost our working mem ..
Proprioception, the awareness of body positioning and orientation, is associated with working memory.
One group was given dynamic activities while the other were asked to join yoga classes, defined as “static proprioceptive activities”.
The participants undertook activities like climbing trees, walking and crawling on a beam approximately three-inches wide, moving while paying attention to posture, running barefoot, navigating over, under and around obstacles, as well as liftin ..