Many people simply accept this as a normal part of the ageing process; one that cannot be reversed or prevented. Yet this is certainly not the case, as studies have shown that many steps can be taken to maintain good brain function and prevent memory loss.
Good diet and being socially active have both been shown to benefit brain function, but one age old method that is often ignored, yet proven, is that of exercise.
Most people are aware that regular exercise, at least four times a week, offers many health benefits, including maintaining a healthy weight, strengthening the heart and lungs, and preventing a wide range of illnesses and diseases such as heart disease, stroke and certain forms of cancer.
However, what is known to a lesser extent is that regular exercise can help to boost brain function and prevent memory loss.
You have heard people mention ‘gray matter’ when referring to the brain, well this is because the gray matter makes up the cerebral cortex, the area of the brain that processes information.
Exercise can actually help to prevent the loss and deterioration of gray matter, enabling the brain to continue functioning well in later life.
Another benefit of exercise is through the increased efficiency of the cardiovascular system. The brain requires large amounts of oxygen in order to function optimally.
Regular exercise strengthens the cardiovascular system; the system that is responsible for the delivery of oxygen. Scientists have also discovered that different types of exercise can benefit the brain in differing ways. While aerobic exercise (such as running and cycling) helps to prevent loss of the brain’s gray matter, weight training can stimulate the creation of new brain cells.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”GET YOUR MAGNETIC THERAPY FIX” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center”]