HEALTH – Brain power boosted by aerobic exercise

aerobicsResearchers have concluded that aerobic exercise can provide a simple method for improving cognitive functioning.

In a review by Hayley Guiney and Liana Machado from the University of Otago, New Zealand, published in ‘Psychonomic Bulletin & Review’, the researchers concluded that the evidence that aerobic exercise improves cognitive functioning in older generations is insurmountable, but the beneficial results were not replicated in children or young adults.

Society tends to accept that there will be some deterioration in cognitive functioning in older adults, but this does not have to be the case as certain functions of the brain benefit significantly from aerobic exercise. In particular, areas related to task-switching, selective switching, and working memory, as well as other areas.

Using standardised mental testing, the researchers found that subjects who maintained their physical fitness by aerobic exercise scored higher than those who were less fit.

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3 thoughts on “HEALTH – Brain power boosted by aerobic exercise

  1. You will find that there are many benefits of aerobic exercise which you will want to explore as much as possible. Those who are looking to get in shape will need to consider doing certain aerobic exercises which can help with losing weight and slimming down. The great thing about this type of exercise is that there are so many different ways you can do it, so you can change it up every once in a while. If you are determined to shed some of those extra pounds, you will definitely want to take the time to see what your options are when it comes to aerobic exercise.*

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