December 11, 2017
Aerobics for Brain Health?
Wellness Tip

Aerobics for Brain Health?

by Berkeley Wellness  

To keep your brain healthy as well as your body, do aerobic exercise. The latest evidence for this was a small study published in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, which had sedentary people ages 57 to 75 work out on a treadmill or stationary bike for one hour three times a week.

After 12 weeks, not only did they show cardiovascular improvements, they also scored better on memory tests, compared to baseline and to a group that didn’t exercise. Moreover, special MRI scans showed increased blood flow to parts of the brain linked to cognition, indicating higher neuron activity.