Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Exercise Keeps Your Brain Young!

From Denise Austin today:
Exercise Keeps Your Brain Young!

Exercise doesn't just keep your body looking young, it keeps your mind young, too, according to researchers from Ohio State University. With just 10 weeks of regular aerobic activity, they found study participants significantly improved their emotional, physical, and cognitive skills! Even more importantly, when researchers followed up a year later, those who were still exercising had maintained the positive mental gains, while those who had stopped had lost them!

Researchers still aren't sure exactly why exercise perks up mental prowess, but they speculate that increased blood and oxygen flow to the brain may be the key. Mimic the study results by working out at least three times per week for an hour. Aim to work up to a daily dose of brain-boosting movement! Don't you feel smarter already?

6 comments:

Diana's Body Journey said...

I heard my first talk about that a few years ago (I'm in psychology, so there you go). The guest we had at my department was from Chicago, but the message is the same. It helps with keeping cognitive and physical skills for years! Less chance of dementia (but that's related to strokes and blood flow too).
Not that it matters for us, but just a fun note it also helps with impotancy...a lot of men that have it also have cardiovascular issues (according to some researchers). Go figure.

JM said...

Now if we could just get everyone exercising and doing logic puzzles, we'd be set!

Donnalouise, Donna or DC said...

Interesting fact...I would not have thought this but, makes sense. Healthier body means healthier heart/lungs/etc... why note also a healthy brain.

PATRICK said...

Do you believe that JESUS CHRIST, died on a cross for your sins?

I, PATRICK, AM JUST AN INSTRUMENT GOD USES TO TELL OTHERS ABOUT HIS SON, JESUS CHRIST, WHO DIED ON A CROSS FOR MANKIND’S SINS.

Slenderella said...

See, I haven't done my usual exercise in two weeks, and my brain is definitely feeling it! I'm changing that today.

mandapanda58742 said...

what are some of your one hour workouts that you really enjoy? i am trying to find new ways to keep myself motivated and still feel the results the next day!