IMPROVING FITNESS MAY IMPROVE BRAIN HEALTH AND SLOW DOWN THE PROCESS OF AGEING
Engaging in regular physical ac tivity is good for your brain too. suggests a new research that found a link between a lower fitness level and faster deterioration of vital nerve fibres in the brain. This deterio ration results in cognitive decline, in cluding memory issues characteristic of dementia patients.
The findings provide more evidence that exercise improves brain health and could be a life-sav. ing ingredient that prevents Alzheimer’s disease. This re search supports the hypothesis that improving people’s fit. ness may improve their brain health and slow down the age ing process,” said study author Kan Ding
The study focused on a type of brain tissue called white matter, which comprises millions of bundles of nerve fibres used by neurons to com municate across the brain. They enrolled more than 80 older patients at high risk to develop Alzheimer’s disease who have early signs of memory loss,or mild cognitive impairement .
the reasearchers determined that lower fitness levels were associated with weaker white matter,which in turn co related with lower brain function.study participants were then given memory brain function ,allowing scientist to establish storng co relation between exercise brain health and cognition.