New Proof That Exercise Beefs Up Your Brain.
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Boston, MA (PRWEB) March 02, 2013
Doctors Health Press, a division of Lombardi Publishing Corporation and publisher of various natural health newsletters, books, and reports, including the popular online Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin, is reporting on new research, presented by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, finding that physical exercise can improve a person’s cognitive function, even in old age.
As Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin (http://www.doctorshealthpress.com/brain-function-articles/new-proof-that-exercise-beefs-up-your-brain) notes, experts at a major scientific meeting in February explored a link that is now firmly rooted in proof: exercise beefs up a person’s brain. Physical activity not only improves a person’s body and heart health, but it also increases brain structures and improves cognition.
As the article “New Proof That Exercise Beefs Up Your Brain” reports, these are some serious brain-changing findings, as modern society is slipping toward a sedentary lifestyle, with work and leisure activities both involving a lot of sitting. A lack of exercise is a huge risk factor for the diseases that have been escalating over the decades: diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, osteoporosis and cancer.
The Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin article reports that while exercise helps protect against these serious problems, it also has a direct and fast impact on brain health and cognition. Results from many recent studies show that regular exercise—even just walking three times a week—is known to boost brainpower.
As the article notes, the research presented at the meeting proves older adults who participate in fitness training and physical activity benefit from significant improvements in their brain structure and function. Scientists have used a variety of non-invasive ways to study the brain and arrive at these important conclusions.
Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin concludes that to work out the brain, a person can do more than finish crossword puzzles (which is also a useful technique): they can work out their bodies. Anyone at higher risk of dementia would be wise to make sure exercise is part of their weekly routine.
(SOURCE: “The research is in: Physical activity enhances cognition,” University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, February 16, 2013.)
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