Exercise may protect brain volume by keeping insulin and BMI levels low
Studies have shown that exercise helps protect brain cells. A new study looking at the mechanisms involved in this relationship suggests that the role exercise plays in maintaining insulin and body mass index levels may help protect brain volume and thus help stave off dementia. The research is published in the April 13, 2022, online […]
Exercise Improves Brain Fitness as You Age
About the Study Researchers recruited 105 men and women aged 70 to 77 and split them into three groups. The first performed supervised exercise twice a week with high-intensity interval training (HIIT) at a 90% peak heart rate. The second did moderate-intensity training at 70% peak heart rate. The third, a control group, did at […]
Can exercise help stress, anxiety, and depression?
Physical activity can relieve stress and may also improve anxiety and depression symptoms. Experts think it does this by both promoting resilience and giving a person a break from their stress, boosting their mood. Although researchers know exercise can improve stress, anxiety, and depression symptoms, they do not fully understand why. It is unclear