New research in mice shows that even a single bout of exercise benefits the brain. While everybody knows that regular physical activity is good for brain health (and overall health), researchers weren’t sure what the effects were of inconsistent exercise.
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“There has been a lot of interest in understanding cerebrospinal fluid movement in the last 5 years,…more and more it is realized that it does not just cushion the brain, but may also transfer stuff out of the brain and spinal column area,” said Patrick Drew, Huck Distinguished Associate Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics, Neurosurgery and Biomedical Engineering.
“It’s never too late to start and its never too early either, so if you haven’t started yet, do it now,” Wegner says.
Are the drugs you’re taking putting you at increased risk for dementia? A new study in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine gives good reason to take a second look inside your medicine cabinet.
Over the past 10 years, scientists have identified that a Mediterranean Diet and taking regular exercise improve brain function and are associated with a lower risk of dementia, including Alzheimer’s Disease. However, more evidence is needed from human studies conducted in UK adults.
Fear of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias has become so deeply ingrained in our society that they believe — wrongly — that a dementia diagnosis might as well be a death sentence.
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A review analyzing the results of 22 randomized clinical trials has found that yoga practice can improve many aspects of physical and mental health among older adults.
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