LearningRx reviews study on aerobic exercise improving cognition in old age...

Mar 7, 2017 by

Compared to stretching, aerobic exercise creates greater preservation of total brain volume, increased local gray matter volume and increased directional stretch of brain tissue....

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For seniors, weightlifting improves cognitive function

Feb 23, 2017 by

According to a new study from the University of Sydney, gradually increasing muscle strength improve cognitive function for those between 55 and 68....

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Regular exercise may safeguard against memory loss

Jan 2, 2017 by

Researchers have learned that regular exercise may help ward off memory decline for people with vascular cognitive impairment....

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Brain benefitted by exercise—unless there’s been mercury exposure...

Nov 15, 2016 by

Although for most people, aerobic exercise increases cognitive processing and short-term memory, people exposed to high levels of mercury before birth do not reap the same benefits from aerobic exercise....

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Proteins that cause Alzheimer’s may be reduced with diet and exercise...

Sep 28, 2016 by

There’s new evidence that lifestyle factors—specifically a healthy diet and regular exercise—have the potential to reduce the progression of beta-amyloid and tau leading to Alzheimer’s....

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Protein released in response to running improves memory

Sep 4, 2016 by

A study using mice found that running increased the protein cathepsin B, which spurred brain cell growth and improved memory recall after running. Mice lacking the ability to produce cathepsin B could not remember where a particular platform in...

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