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This is Your Brain on Exercise

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Seniors who fit in the most daily physical activity – from raking leaves to dancing – can have more gray matter in important brain regions, researchers reported on Monday.


The scientists have images that show people who were the most active had 5 percent more gray matter than people who were the least active. Having more little gray brain cells translates into a lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease, other studies have shown.


“People really want to know what they can do to reduce their risk of Alzheimer’s disease,” said Dr. Cyrus Raji of the University of California in Los Angeles, who presented his team’s findings to a meeting of the Radiological Society of North America.


“This shows it is easier than you think.”


Via Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor
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  After reading this article, I learned that exercising can prevent Alzheimer's disease. According to the article, participants of a study who exercised on a regular basis had up to 5% more grey matter in their brains. The grey matter that formed helps prevent or slows down the development of brain diseases such as Alzheimers. In a sample of close to 100 people who were diagnosed with Alzheimers, almost 75% of them did not exercise on a consistent basis. This shows that only 25 people who developed Alzheimers exercised on a consistent basis, showing that exercise can be used to prevent or slow down the development of brain diseases. While we mostly look towards the physical benefits of exercise, it is also important to be aware of the benefits exercise can have on your internal system.

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Study finds exercise adds to life expectancy, even for obese

Study finds exercise adds to life expectancy, even for obese | Healthy and Balanced Lifestyle | Scoop.it
So, what's it worth to lace up those sneakers and break a sweat for about 30 minutes a day?

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After reading this article, I learned that exercising on a regular basis can increase your life expectancy. According to the article, regular exercise at an intense pace can add up to 4 years to one's life. Furthermore, the article states that exercise can nullify the negative effects of smoking and living a sedentary lifestyle. The article also states that people should not place so much emphasis on weight, but more emphasis on getting consistent exercise. Even those who are overweight and can't lose weight should still exercise, as it could increase their life expectancy by 2 years. Everyone can get fit for free if they are willing to spend the effort doing so.

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Exercise helps you stay calm, fend off mental demons - Fredericksburg.com

Exercise helps you stay calm, fend off mental demonsFredericksburg.comWhen Julie Eiben's husband was deployed for 14 months to Liberia, the 38-year-old mother of four hired a babysitter once a week so she could go for a long run.
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  After reading this article, I learned of the soothing characteristics that exercising can have on a person's mental state. All the participants who were included in the interview said that they relieve stress through exercise. Even though many of them have busy lives, balancing work while raising children, they all find time to at least go on a walk once a day. Many of the participants cite the emotional relief that exercise provides as the main reason why they choose to exercise. While the physical benefits are appealing, exercise has been proven to produce a calming effect on regular participants. Without a consistent exercise regime, many of the participants in the article say that they would be more angry in dealing with stress. I can relate to this article, as I too find that exercise calms me down and lets me unwind after a long day. I also find it important to be physically active everyday.

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This is Your Brain on Exercise

This is Your Brain on Exercise | Healthy and Balanced Lifestyle | Scoop.it

Seniors who fit in the most daily physical activity – from raking leaves to dancing – can have more gray matter in important brain regions, researchers reported on Monday.


The scientists have images that show people who were the most active had 5 percent more gray matter than people who were the least active. Having more little gray brain cells translates into a lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease, other studies have shown.


“People really want to know what they can do to reduce their risk of Alzheimer’s disease,” said Dr. Cyrus Raji of the University of California in Los Angeles, who presented his team’s findings to a meeting of the Radiological Society of North America.


“This shows it is easier than you think.”


Via Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor
Jason's insight:

  After reading this article, I learned that exercising can prevent Alzheimer's disease. According to the article, participants of a study who exercised on a regular basis had up to 5% more grey matter in their brains. The grey matter that formed helps prevent or slows down the development of brain diseases such as Alzheimers. In a sample of close to 100 people who were diagnosed with Alzheimers, almost 75% of them did not exercise on a consistent basis. This shows that only 25 people who developed Alzheimers exercised on a consistent basis, showing that exercise can be used to prevent or slow down the development of brain diseases. While we mostly look towards the physical benefits of exercise, it is also important to be aware of the benefits exercise can have on your internal system.

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