Here is Fuel for your Resolution to Workout More
It was just reconfirmed yet again, through another study publicized in the Journal of Neuroscience, that running, actually any aerobic exercise, grows new brain cells. (See photo below.) There are many types of brain exercises but aerobic exercise is the number one brain exercise.
And running/jogging is one of the best aerobic exercises because it truly pushes abnormal amounts of oxygen deep up into your brain, opening up sleepy cavities delivering nutrients—feeding our beloved brain cells as well creating new brain cells. Simply, running forces the issue.
Dementia is relatively sudden and rapid death of brain cells. If you are 55 or 60, 5 years is sudden. And it takes 5 to 10 to 15 years for massive brain cells to die before dementia symptoms are acknowledged. Average age to be diagnosed with dementia: 65, range is 62-68. That means when we are in our late 40s we are teasing dementia, our brain cells are subject to the beginning of the brain cell killing rampage.
The main way to fight dementia, prevent it and stay ahead …brain exercise. The number one brain exercise …aerobic exercise. The number one aerobic exercise …running/jogging. All you have to do is start.
When is your next workout?
Kodali, Maheedgar et al, Voluntary Running Exercise-Mediated Enhanced Neurogenesis Does Not Obliterate Retrograde Spatial Memory, The Journal of Neuroscience, 3 August, 2016, 36(31): 8112-8122; doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0766-16.2016