People in their 70s who participated in more physical exercise, including walking several times a week, had less brain shrinkage and other signs of aging in the brain than those who were less physically active.
(PRWEB) November 16, 2012
Fort Lauderdale, FL: The Project for Natural Health Choices Inc. advises that regular exercise can help prevent brain shrinkage that occurs with aging. This advisory is based on a recent study conducted at the University of Edinburgh and published in the October 22nd issue of the journal Neurology.
The study had 638 subjects that were 73 years old at the start of research. Each subject had MRI brain scans at the beginning and then again three years later. The subjects’ lifestyle habits were observed during the study period.
After three years of observation, the research team found that the people with higher levels of exercise had less brain shrinkage than those who did little or no exercise. The study also concluded that regular exercise benefited the brain more than intellectually stimulating activities.
According to study author Alan Gow:
"People in their 70s who participated in more physical exercise, including walking several times a week, had less brain shrinkage and other signs of aging in the brain than those who were less physically active.”
Although the study focused mainly on aerobic exercise, other studies have found evidence that resistance exercise may also do the brain good. If interested in preventing brain shrinkage, it's a good idea to include regular exercise, whether it be aerobic or resistance training, or a balanced combination of both, as a part of one's lifestyle.
This release has been sponsored by the Project for Natural Health Choices Inc., a natural health company that wants to help people improve their health through natural methods such as natural dietary supplements, exercise, and other natural therapies. To learn more about the Project for Natural Health Choices Inc. and “The Bill of American Health Rights" petition that fights to protect the constitutional right that people have to employ natural health practices which include the use of and access to natural health products, supplements, and therapies, go to http://www.naturalhealthchoicesproject.com/petition/.