Navigation Links
Regular Exercise Boosts the Brain, Too
Date:8/2/2011

TUESDAY, Aug. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Regular workouts not only do a body good, they may improve the mind as well, a new review of the data on the subject finds.

Human brains seem to benefit from regular aerobic exercise and strength training, the study found, but the researchers added that more investigation is needed to determine how exercise affects brain structure and function.

In their report, published in the online edition of the Journal of Applied Physiology, researchers led by Michelle W. Voss, of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, reviewed 111 prior studies. They found that both aerobic exercise and strength training are key to brain health and good cognition.

The study revealed that aerobic exercise during childhood, especially, is essential to the development of cognitive abilities that remain important throughout life. Experts have long known that being sedentary is associated with poorer academic performance, the research team pointed out. In contrast, exercise programs have been shown to improve people's memory, attention and decision-making abilities.

The study authors offered a few possible reasons why brain health might get a boost from regular exercise. After examining previous animal studies, they suggested that exercise might alter people's brain structure, triggering the growth of new nerve cells and blood vessels. Physical activity also increases the production of certain brain chemicals that promote the growth and repair of brain cells, they said.

But they added that more research is needed to examine the individual effects of different types of exercise on brain health and cognition.

More information

The U.S. National Library of Medicine has more about the health benefits of exercise.

-- Mary Elizabeth Dallas

SOURCE: American Physiological Society, news release, July 25, 2011


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Landauer, Inc. Declares Regular Cash Dividend
2. Regular analgesic use increases hearing loss in men
3. Air Travel Could Raise Risk for Heartbeat Irregularities
4. Beverage Industry Delivers On Commitment to Remove Regular Soft Drinks In Schools, Driving 88% Decline In Calories
5. Freezing, Medicating Away a Dangerous Irregular Heart Rhythm
6. Maintaining regular daily routines is associated with better sleep quality in older adults
7. Did Regular Flu Shot Up Risks for H1N1 Flu?
8. Treating Common Irregular Heartbeat Might Also Ward Off Alzheimers
9. Regular Guy "Braco" Healing Masses in Europe
10. Laser Used to Blast Away Cells Causing Irregular Heartbeat
11. Fowl news: Hints from Taiwan that free-range eggs may be less healthy than regular eggs
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Regular Exercise Boosts the Brain, Too
(Date:4/25/2017)... Richmond, BC (PRWEB) , ... April 25, 2017 , ... ... patients from Richmond, BC, who live with dental fear and require sedation to receive ... anxiety at ease during various procedures, from hygienic cleanings to oral surgery, at ...
(Date:4/25/2017)... , ... April 25, 2017 , ... ... they rely on contracted partners to help with process innovation in drug formulation ... drug formulation experience along with state-of-the-art analytical equipment in support of their development ...
(Date:4/25/2017)... MN (PRWEB) , ... April 25, 2017 , ... Buyers ... and recreational users to dispensaries and head shops –can’t help but be heartened by ... for the tell-tale cannabis odor aptly described as “skunk smell.” At last they ...
(Date:4/25/2017)... ... 25, 2017 , ... Emergency Physician and Distinguished Professor of Emergency Medicine Bentley ... in Writing, set to publish in summer 2017. , Dr. Bobrow, MD, FACEP, ... Arizona College of Medicine. He also serves as Medical Director for the Bureau of ...
(Date:4/25/2017)... ... April 25, 2017 , ... Amendia, Inc., designer, developer, and ... partnership with and platinum sponsorship of Global Spine Outreach (“GSO”), a charitable organization ... of complex spine deformity cases, particularly in children. , GSO’s focus is to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/19/2017)... April 19, 2017 Global Surgical Drainage Device ... tubes used to remove excess liquid and air. The ... urine, bile or lymph. Surgical drains are used in ... as orthopedics surgery, cardiovascular surgery, neurosurgery, plastic surgery etc. ... to prevent accumulation of fluid e.g. blood or pus. ...
(Date:4/19/2017)... 19, 2017  Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... company developing new treatments for cancer and other ... its previously announced underwritten public offering of 23,625,084 ... offering price of $2.00 per share, before deducting ... payable by Sorrento.  The net proceeds to Sorrento ...
(Date:4/19/2017)... , April 19, 2017  SARES•REGIS Group ... it is developing at Conejo Spectrum Business Park ... to Atara Biotherapeutics, Inc. , a biopharmaceutical ... and life-threatening diseases that have been underserved by ... T-cell therapies for cancer, autoimmune and infectious disease. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: