A daily walk or Cycling rejuvenate a brain for 10 years.
Experts from the Taub Institute for research on Alzheimer’s disease found that regular aerobic exercise produces an increase in gray substance in the brain of human, writes the Daily Mail.
According to scientists, even a simple climbing stairs improves the thinking skills of students.
The positive effect of physical activity increases with age: people over the age of 40 look 10 years younger, and 60 years for 20 years.
The researchers argue that their findings will help to understand how to slow the aging process of the brain and reduce the risk of dementia without drugs.
In the framework of the scientific work of Dr. Yaakov stern (Yaakov Stern) and his colleagues have observed for the 132 people aged 20 to 67 years, which is randomly distributed to either aerobics classes or stretching four times a week.
The first group practiced on the treadmill, rode a Bicycle or use stationary bikes or elliptical machines that simulate climbing stairs.
The researchers found that aerobic exercise is twice as effective as stretching exercises. Aerobic exercisers had improved total scores on the test of Executive functions by 0.50 points.
This is a statistically significant difference from those who did the stretching — on 0,25 points.
None of the participants smoked and suffered from dementia. They also engaged in physical exercise at baseline and had a physical fitness level below average.
Both groups were equally balanced for age, sex, education, as well as memory and thinking skills from the beginning.
Volunteers trained in the fitness center weekly and have registered coaches who are watching their progress. Each participant also wore a heart rate monitor.
Thinking skills and memory were assessed at the beginning and within three months and at the end of the six-month period.
We will remind, easy charging every half hour extends the life of the person.
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