Cardiovascular exercise & improved memory

Cardiovascular exercise & improved memory

A 47% increase in blood flow to regions associated with memory was noted

It's generally accepted that exercise is good for us in all sorts of ways and as we age we are often aware that we need to stay mentally engaged to ward off cognitive decline but now a new study out from UT Southwestern has highlighted the connection between aerobic exercise and improved memory.

As lead author of the study, Binu Thomas, a postdoctoral research fellow in the Center for BrainHealth at UT Southwestern Medical Center, says, aerobic exercise works in your favour at any age. Noting the study was only a small group, he continues:

"Cerebral blood flow is a part of the puzzle, and we need to continue piecing it together. But we've seen enough data to know that starting a fitness program can have lifelong benefits for our brains as well as our hearts."

So, get off the sofa, lace up your Nikes & before you know it you'll be able to remember how to make it back from that run you just went out on!

Intrigued? You can read the study here.

Cardiovascular exercise & improved memory

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