STATES CHRONICLE – A new study shows that regular exercises are bound to keep the brain sharp, even after the age of 50. Once the process of aging speeds up, memory skills become affected. If people do moderate, regular exercise, their memory ability and thinking will boost. Researchers developed a review of about 39 studies, and they found out that exercises which pump the muscles and the heart on a regular basis improved the activity of the brain.
A new study indicated that regular exercises after the age of 50 improve the skills of human brain
Those who indicated experiencing some cognitive decline also showed some improvements after following a schedule for physical exercises. The study developed by Australian researchers points out that taking up exercise was helpful irrespective of the age people started their routines. It proved to be worthwhile for both body and mind.
The research released in the British Journal of Sports Medicine suggests that specialists recommended physical exercising, like T’ai Chi, for people over the age of 50 who were not able to manage other forms of exercising which may have been considered too tough. Regular exercises are prone to reduce the risk of several types of illnesses, like some types of cancers and type-2 diabetes.
Through physical activities, people could present dangerous diseases
Physical exercises are believed to play a significant part in delaying the natural decline of the brain while people reach the middle age. Through regular physical activity, the brain gets a massive blood supply, nutrients, and oxygen which are all meant to improve its health, triggering a growth hormone which helps the development of new neurons and synapses.
When analyzing previous studies, scientists from the University of Canberra investigated the effects of four weeks of regular physical activity on the brain skills of middle-aged adults. After performing several types of brain tests, researchers unveiled that aerobic exercises tend to boost cognitive abilities, like reasoning, learning, reading and thinking.
When people used muscle training, like lifting weights, researchers observed a major impact on memory and the brain’s skill to organize and plan, namely executive functions. Joe Northey, the study author and also a researcher from the Research Institute for Sport and Exercise at Canberra, argued that the new results were so convincing that enabled specialists to recommend them to patients over the age of 50 to boost the health of their brain.
The NHS guidelines recommend adults to do 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercises every week, working major muscles on at least two days. Do you exercise? What type of physical exercises do you do?
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