Feeling cooped up during quarantine?
Many of us have been kept from our regular hobbies as gyms, beaches, parks, and other recreation areas close for social distancing.
But research shows that staying active, even if it’s not your usual routine will benefit your motor learning!
“This study shows that it’s good for the brain to add more plasticity,” said Li. “For people who would like to enhance their motor skill learning, it may be useful to do some exercise to promote this form of plasticity to benefit the brain. For example, if you hope to learn and enjoy challenging sports such as surfing or rock climbing when we’re no longer sheltering at home, it can be good to routinely run on a treadmill or maintain a yoga practice at home now.”