By analyzing research from 13 studies conducted on young adults between the ages of 18 and 35, researchers were able to conclude that a
of exercise was able to improve learning and memory function, CNN reports. The same benefits carried over for any aerobic workout done for two minutes, including cycling, walking, or jogging.
The researchers concluded that "exercise at moderate to high intensity improved learning memory, planning and problem-solving, concentration-related cognitive functions, long-term memory, working memory, [and] verbal fluency." And the effects of the brief sweat sessions lasted for awhile, boosting subjects for up to two hours after exercising.