• Rich Barlow

    Senior Writer

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    Rich Barlow is a senior writer at BU Today and Bostonia magazine. Perhaps the only native of Trenton, N.J., who will volunteer his birthplace without police interrogation, he graduated from Dartmouth College, spent 20 years as a small-town newspaper reporter, and is a former Boston Globe religion columnist, book reviewer, and occasional op-ed contributor. Profile

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There are 2 comments on Inquiring Minds: Exercise and Mental Recall

  1. Note, too much of ANYthing is BAD for you–exercise-addiction is akin to starving the brain, super “athletes” find they can’t remember and have a hard time studying. The article covers this saying, “Specifically, people who were just medium-fit (not athletes or endurance-trained) remembered 73 percent of the pictures, compared to 67 percent recalled by sedentary and low-fit subjects”–though later, article says “Subjects’ fitness levels spanned athlete to couch potato. “We actually want to not just get the extremes,” says Schon.” Fit, good; overdose-addicted, bad.

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