Study Finds Exercise Keeps Brain Young

exerciseExercise is good for your heartand your overall body. Most people know about it. However, several studies and research have proved that it helps to keep the person’s brain young and active. It is clear that exercise is good from head to toe. A recent study has proved that people who indulge in running, swimming, and other moderate activities have excellent brain health. They look almost ten years younger than to people of the same age group.

Dr. Clinton Wright did research at the University of Miami. He has found that older people who are getting regular exercise has good cognitive abilities and it remains strong for longer. It is not easy for all people to have excellent cognitive abilities. Yoga, bowling, golf and walking are not counted. People have to start before they experience symptoms of memory loss. Dr. Clinton Wright’s team described in the Neurology journal. The study was conducted among nine hundred people and 90% came under the low-intensity category. Northern Manhattan Study is a bigger study where a large group of people participated. They were questioned about their exercise activities for the last two weeks. After seven years, each participant were tested for thinking and memory skills and also brain MRI was done.

Again five-year, thinking and memory tests were taken for the participants. About 10% of people who told that they participate in moderate and high-intensity exercise got better scores for the tests conducted after twelve years. It includes calisthenics, aerobics, racquetball or running. The team concluded that they were able to find people who were performing moderate to high activities with higher baseline scores. There was great decline seen in people who remained inactive. The level of decline was equal to the anticipated decline connected with roughly ten years of intellectual aging.

If they have experienced earlier signs of mild cognitive impairment or memory loss during their first exam, their exercise did not help them. It was clearly explained and proved by the research team members. Several studies have proved that exercises could not completely prevent Alzheimer’s, but it can delay on a greater level.

The findings have also found that brain training, eating healthier food and exercising for two years can encourage memory function of people. Another study has proved that moderate exercises like brisk walking would help in better way.

tai chiTai Chi is a traditional Chinese exercise. It is also called ‘meditation in motion.’ General exercises help to maintain balance, flexibility, and strength. It is the perfect activity to maintain a healthy life. Tai Chi is getting popular in recent days. It is an excellent mind-body practice. It was originated from China. It helps to prevent and treat several health problems.

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