Aerobic exercise grows brain cells and helps keeping brain fit.
Mayo Clinic, any form of exercise that causes the heart to pump may cut down the risk of dementia and delay its development if it has already begun. Aerobic exercise, defined as any physical activity that raises heart rate and increases the body’s need for oxygen.
They searched all the scientific papers they could find on the subject of exercise and cognition, including animal studies and observational studies, lead author and neurologist Dr J Eric Ahlskog told the press.
“We attempted to put together a balanced view of the subject,” he added, explaining that they reviewed more than 1,600 papers, 130 of which dealt directly with the issue.
“We concluded that you can make a very compelling argument for exercise as a disease-modifying strategy to prevent dementia and mild cognitive impairment, and for favorably modifying these processes once they have developed,” said Ahlskog. + Continue Reading