How Working Out Works The Mind
As you get older, you may not be surprised if your eyesight gets a little blurrier, your hearing a little duller, your joints a little achier and your brain a little slower. But what if that last part doesn't have to happen? Dementia isn't part of the normal aging process.
Some forms can be prevented or even reversed with the right diet and lifestyle choices.
Research has shown that a lack of physical activity can make you more likely to have Alzheimer's disease, and it's linked to three conditions that can raise your odds as well (diabetes, high blood pressure, and obesity). Getting more exercise may help lower those chances.
How does exercise help?
A protein called TAU helps keep the structure of the cells in your brain stable. Higher levels of it are linked to Alzheimer's and Dementia. A study at Wake Forest University showed that aerobic exercise- the kind that raises your heart rate and makes you breathe faster - can lower your levels of TAU.
The study also showed that exercise boosts blood flow to parts of your brain linked to memory and processing.
That can help with things like planning, organizing, and focus.
You have to keep active, exercise and keep moving not sitting. If you need help in developing a program contact me through the 'Contact' tab on this website!