Science University Research Symposium (SURS)

The Benefits of a Daily Walk

Publication Date

Fall 11-30-2023


Sciences and Mathematics, College of


Psychological Science, Department of

SURS Faculty Advisor

Micheal Oliver

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation


Previous research has shown that consistent physical activity can have a positive impact on the body as a whole and is correlated with reduced anxiety and depression, enhanced thinking and learning, prevention of cardiovascular diseases and cancer, overall well-being, etc. (World Health Organization, 2022). Support for positive effects due to chronic exercise has also been found to have a positive effect on overall cognition, specifically memory, while acute exercise does not appear to find the same results (Loprinzer et. al., 2021), (Rathore and Lom, 2017), (Etnier et al., 1997). However, research is lacking when introducing a college-aged participant pool (Verbough et al., 2014). The purpose of this study is to test the impact of chronic physical activity on short-term memory retention in college-aged individuals and investigate the limited found research to further prove the validity and generalizability of the current findings on this subject. This current study aims to improve knowledge of the body, focusing specifically on short-term memory retention and its significant relationship with consistent physical activity. The results are currently being analyzed.

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