‘Maintain brain size – exercise’

Posted by Helen Potter on 22 December 2017 | Filed under Blog, Brain training, In Touch Physiotherapy

Aerobic exercise improves memory function and maintains brain health as we age (Australia’s National Institute of Complementary Medicine at Western Sydney University and the Division of Psychology and Mental Health at the University of Manchester in the UK). Publisher NeuroImage

Aerobic exercise stimulates the hippocampus. which is critical for memory and other brain functions. 

Brain health

Our brain health decreases at about five percent per decade after the age of 40.

Exercise research results

Overall, the results show that exercise significantly increases the size of the left region of the hippocampus in humans.

 Mr Firth said.

“Our data shows that the main ‘brain benefits’ are due to aerobic exercise slowing down the deterioration in brain size. In other words, exercise can be seen as a maintenance program for the brain.”

Exercise is positive

Physical exercise is a ‘proven’ method to  'Maintain brain size and functioning into older age (Source: Western Sydney UniversityNeuroImage).

calendar icon Article Date: 2/12/2017 Added by Helen Potter FACP

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