The right dose of exercise for the aging brain will still depend on how much you can tolerate. However, as this study showed, the more time you devote in working out, the more improvements you can experience with your thinking skills. Those who exercised the most appeared to obtain better cognitive test results than those who spent less time exercising.
Then again, the researchers of such study concluded that a small dose of exercise is enough to enhance thinking. However, the more exercise you can perform, the more likely you can be more fit aerobically, which can provide you with better health effects.
The study also suggested that brisk walking for at least 20 minutes a few times a week may improve our brains and keep them sharp as we grow older.
Improving Blood Flow Going to the Brain
Exercising will not only help you sweat up but it will also assist you in improving blood flow to your brain, which enhances memory while improving your brain’s overall function. Those who exercise a lot tend to perform better in memory and attention tests than those who do not get a lot of exercise.
Exercise can also help you de-stress. Even if you force yourself to exercise, you could still protect your brain against anxiety and stress.
But what exercise should you do?
Not all exercises are great for people. When you visit our clinic at Studio City, you can make a consultation with our work out specialist to assist you in finding out the best exercise for your condition. You might think that brisk walking is great but your joints and muscles might not allow you to do so.
Most of our clients do not have the discipline to perform exercise on their own. We usually encourage them to join a class or exercise with friends.
It is also ideal to track your progress. In this way, you will know if you are getting close to your goal.
Back to Wellness Center has personal trainers who can work with you to keep you motivated. With proper motivation, your workout routine will be more consistent. Remember that you cannot see the results of your workout effort within a few sessions. Rather, you will have to do it consistently to obtain its real benefits.
It does not matter what exercise you choose, as long as you can commit to it and make it as a habit.