Weekly Health Tips
Aerobic Exercise is Good for Brain
Aerobic exercise is good for your cardiovascular health and may help keep your brain healthy, as well. A small study enlisted sedentary people ages 57 to 75 to work out on either a stationary bike or a treadmill for one hour three times a week. After three months, the participants not only showed improvements in their cardiovascular health but also improved their baseline scores on memory tests. They also scored better than a control group who didn't exercise. Researchers said that MRI scans performed on the exercise group showed increased blood flow to the cognitive function areas of the brain.