Short-term exercise equals big-time brain boost: Western study

A 10-minute, one-time burst of exercise can measurably boost your brain power, at least temporarily, researchers at Western University have found. While other studies have shown brain-health benefits after 20-minutes of a single-bout of exercise, or following commitment to a long-term (24-week) exercise program, this research suggests even 10 minutes of aerobic activity can prime the parts of the brain that help us problem-solve and focus.