Exercise Improves Memory and Cognition

16 Nov

From the abstract: ” These data suggest that even shorter term aerobic exercise can facilitate neuroplasticity to reduce both the biological and cognitive consequences of aging to benefit brain health in sedentary adults.”

Science Abstracts

Yet another reason to avoid a sedentary lifestyle, even short-term exercise results in improvements to fitness, memory and cognition.
Free from Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
http://www.frontiersin.org/Journal/10.3389/fnagi.2013.00075/abstract

Shorter term aerobic exercise improves brain, cognition, and cardiovascular fitness in aging

Physical exercise, particularly aerobic exercise, is documented as providing a low cost regimen to counter well-documented cognitive declines including memory, executive function, visuospatial skills, and processing speed in normally aging adults. Prior aging studies focused largely on the effects of medium to long term (>6 months) exercise training; however, the shorter term effects have not been studied. In the present study, we examined changes in brain blood flow, cognition, and fitness in 37 cognitively healthy sedentary adults (57–75 years of age) who were randomized into physical training or a wait-list control group. The physical training group received supervised aerobic exercise for 3 sessions per week 1 h each for 12 weeks. Participants’…

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