No doubt you’ve read lots of information about exercise and its positive affect on the brain. But what kind of exercise is the most effective?
Researchers whose study was published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society set out to understand which type of exercise would most benefit those who are at risk of or already experiencing cognitive decline. In short, they wanted to know if strength training, cardiovascular training or a combination of the two was most effective.
The answer? Cardiovascular training.
Are your surprised? The study authors said the cardiovascular training was most effective because it increased blood flow to the brain, which released chemicals that boost brain function and memory capacity. If you are at risk of developing Alzheimer’s, find a cardio activity you love now. You’ll reap the rewards in later life.