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Slowing down brain aging may be easier than expected
- April 23, 2020
- Posted by: Wiley M. Wagner
- Category: Science
Aging of the brain is an inevitable, and, unfortunately, an unpleasant process. It is unpleasant because it is usually accompanied by many different side signs and symptoms that somehow affect the performance of a person and his brain, in some cases worsening the functioning of long-term memory, and in others leading to the appearance of neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's syndrome or Alzheimer's. Nevertheless, many studies are trying to provide an answer to the question of how best and most effective to deal with this, offering different options for medicines and medicinal compounds – however, the answer can be much simpler.
At least, this is the opinion of the research team of specialists from Boston University under the guidance of professor of neurobiology Nicole Spartano – she noted in her recent study on the relationship of brain aging and various life factors that it is systematic and light intensity physical exercises that are the best way to discourage symptoms various neurodegenerative diseases.
Her research team came to such conclusions shortly after completing an analysis of data from a study called the Framingham Heart Study – there they found that light-intensity exercise, even a couple of hours a week, could significantly reduce the risk of developing a predisposition to neurodegeneration in general. At the same time, the research team also says that we are talking about fairly short and easy training, which, of course, is encouraging.
In addition, many similar studies undertaken earlier, one way or another proved something similar – since the relationship between the brain and its physical condition also includes many factors of human physical activity, it becomes clear that there is definitely a physical activity factor as the best marker in which it is possible to predict the risks and timing of the development of such brain diseases as it ages.