Exercises For A Healthy Brain
When it comes to having a healthy brain, it seems that exercising such as aerobics and even strength training play a vital role.
According to a new study, lead by Michelle W. Voss of the University of Illinois, it seems that the method in which these types of exercises help the brain be healthier is not known, but according to Voss, aerobics is very important when it comes to children, as it improves things such as memory, attention, and decision-making, which develop greatly during childhood. Furthermore, aerobics continues to be an important factor in keeping your brain healthy even when you grow up, as for young and older adults, it helps improve multitasking, planning, and inhibition, but it also increases the capacity of memorizing things, which is known to decline in time, due to aging. In what concerns strength training, this practice did not show to do very much for children, but when it comes to younger and older adults, it seems that the practice can greatly improve their memory.
From what the researchers involved in the study said, it seems that exercising helps the brain change its structure, helping new nerve cells and blood vessels grow and it also helps the brain produce neurochemicals that promote the growth, the survival, the differentiation and the repair of brain cells. However, even though the researchers got to observe all these by studying both animals and humans, they are still in the dark in what concerns how different types of exercises might to different things to the brain. Still, there is some good evidence that exercising can improve the health of brain greatly and even though further studies must be made on the issue in order to determine exactly how different types of exercising help the brain, the best news is that the first step has been made and researchers are really on it.11