Children who are physically active have higher cognitive function and increased functional connectivity in the brain later in life than those who are less active, a new study reports.
Researchers have identified a causal link between strenuous exercise and ALS in people with genetic risk factors for the neurodegenerative disease. The study reports intense physical exercise contributes to motor neuron injury in those susceptible to ALS.
Researchers have identified three biomarkers in blood samples that confirm the link between exercise and improved cognitive function in older adults.
Making small lifestyle changes, such as improving diet, exercising, enjoying social activities, and reducing blood pressure, can reduce the risk of developing dementia in older people with certain risk factors.
Adults over 80 who maintained a healthy lifestyle, including exercise and diet, had a lower risk of cognitive decline, even if they had genetic risk factors for dementia.
Children who embark on regular exercise have marked differences in brain structure, flexibility, organization, and have more robust neural networks than those who exercise less frequently.
Including light-to-moderate exercise in your daily routine can help extend lifespan and have significant health benefits, even if you embark on daily vigorous exercise.
Using exercise programs that help boost motor skills can help reduce problems with impulse control and aid cognitive development in children born preterm.
Whether you enjoy a rigorous workout or prefer a spot of light yoga, researchers say exercise can have a positive impact on your mental health.
Researchers say the COVID pandemic has created a paradox where mental health has both motivated and generated a barrier to people wanting to improve their physical health via exercise. The study found stress and anxiety are preventing many of those who want to exercise from embarking on physical activity.
Young mice exposed to a healthy diet and frequent exercise show lower levels of anxiety and increased brain mass as adults.
Exercise helped to reduce cognitive decline two years later in Parkinson's patients with the APOE e4 gene variant.