Exercising Is Good for Brain’s Gray Matter and Total Brain Volume

A new study from Mayo Clinic suggests that cardiorespiratory exercises, such as brisk walking, running, biking etc, are good for the gray matter and total brain volume. These regions of the brain are involved with cognitive decline and aging.Exercising Is Good for Brain’s Gray Matter and Total Brain Volumea

The study included 2,013 adult participants from two independent cohorts in northeastern Germany who were examined from 1997 to 2012. For the study, cardiorespiratory fitness was measured with the help of peak oxygen uptake and other standards,a and MRI brain data were analyzed as well.

Ronald Petersen, M.D., Ph.D., a Mayo Clinic neurologist and first author of the editorial, says: “This provides indirect evidence that aerobic exercise can have a positive impact on cognitive function in addition to physical conditioning. Another important feature of the study is that these results may apply to older adults, as well. There is good evidence for the value of exercise in midlife, but it is encouraging that there can be positive effects on the brain in later life as well.”

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