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February 14, 2019

Exercise Gives Older Men a Better Brain Boost

Summary: According to a new study, men have a stronger positive correlation between cardiorespiratory fitness and brain function as they age.

Source: American Physiological Society.

New research suggests that the relationship between physical and brain fitness varies in older adults by virtue of their sex. The study is published ahead of print in the Journal of Applied Physiology.

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February 1, 2019

Exercise Benefits Brains and Blood Flow Changes in Older Adults

“Exercise training alters brain blood flow and improves cognitive performance in older adults, though not in the way you might think. A new study published by University of Maryland School of Public Health researchers in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease showed that exercise was associated with improved brain function in a group of adults diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and a decrease in the blood flow in key brain regions.”

July 13, 2018

15 Minutes of Exercise Creates Optimal Brain State for Mastering New Motor Skills

Yeah, just 15 minutes of exercise…

July 9, 2018

Walk more!

Whatever else this means, it certainly means that we should walk more.

July 5, 2018

How To Decrease Your Gray Matter

Summary: Researchers report metabolite profiles alter in young people who consume alcohol at socially acceptable levels. Additionally, researchers found reduced gray matter volume in young women who are heavy drinkers.

Source: University of Eastern Finland.

 

Here, on this Blog, I have talked about ways of increasing gray matter (the brain), but it may be useful to know ways that gray matter is negatively effected: heavy drinking qualifies.

May 23, 2018

New Research: You Should Be Doing Tai Chi

Or, at least, I think that what it is really trying to say:-)

April 20, 2018

Stronger People Have Healthier Brains

Source: University of Manchester.

A study of nearly half a million people has revealed that muscular strength, measured by handgrip, is an indication of how healthy our brains are.

(I love it when the title says it all and you don’t have to actually read the article!)

 

April 14, 2018

Rocking Chairs

It used to be the ill effects of sitting so much in older age was offset (a little at least) by the stimulation of rocking in a chair. Not so much any more.

Too bad. Sitting is not good for your brain! Here is the latest science to show what nowadays should go without saying (and usually does because we do not want to hear it:-).

Conversations about sitting on a gym ball come to mind. So does this Post entitled “The Spry Guy.”

December 22, 2017

Short Term Exercise – > Big Time Brain Boost: Research

http://neurosciencenews.com/exercise-focus-problem-solving-8223/

 

December 1, 2017

The Phone is Smart – How About the User?

http://neurosciencenews.com/smartphone-addiction-brain-imbalance-8066/

 

November 23, 2017

Meanwhile PE class is optional…

At least it is in some K-12 schools, according to what I have been told. And it has been that way for a while: we now have college kids taking our Tai chi class who have no ever had any PE classes before.

There is a price to pay: http://neurosciencenews.com/fitness-kids-gray-matter-7997/

November 22, 2017

High Intensity Exercise Boosts Memory

Interestingly, I didn’t see the what the exercise was in the Abstract; and they also mentioned, indirectly, the importance of nutrition – or the importance of factors dependent on nutrition.

Just more evidence in support of what is already established: more exercise, more better!

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