A study by the University of Science and Technology in Trondheim Norway reported that maintaining a daily exercise routine not only contributes to a good physical condition, but also increases memory and reduces the risk of dementia It starts at adulthood.
The study on the interaction between exercise aging, aerobic fitness and memory indicates that it is very important for brain activity and health, so it is recommended to exercise, especially with high resistance, to protect and even improve memory.
The study originated in the 1980s
This research originated in the analysis of the records from a large-scale health study of adults living in and around the Trondheim region from the 1
For the est udio, more than 30,000 middle-aged participants were tested twice on health and medicine, with a difference of about 10 years, which included estimates of their aerobic condition and their memory skills
The researchers categorized them by their physical condition and by how it changed throughout the decade. Some had started and remained in shape and remained at 20.0 percent lower aerobic fitness for 10 years.
They also followed up participants in nursing homes and specialty memory clinics for 20 years. see who developed dementia and if physical condition affected their risk of contracting the disease, according to the study published by The Lancet Public Health.
Subsequently, the researchers examined registries of nursing homes and specialized memory clinics to see which participants who developed dementia during a 20-year follow-up period and whether their physical condition affected their risk of contracting the disease.
They found that those who were in shape throughout the study period were almost 50.0 percent less likely to develop dementia than men and women with less or no physical condition.
It is never too late to start exercising and improving your memory
The men and women who had entered the middle age to exercise and managed to improve their physical condition showed the same decrease significant risk of dementia.
"We expected some effect" on brain health by having or adding physical condition, but the effect was greater than we thought, "says Ulrik Wisloff, head of the Heart Exercise Research Group at the University of Science and Technology in Trondheim and leading author of the study .
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