“Age Is Only A Number. Keep An Active Life”
~Lailah Gifty Akita
Exercise and the Brain
In a study done at the University of British Columbia, researchers found that regular aerobic exercise, the kind that gets your heart and your sweat glands pumping, helps improve both memory and learning. However, resistance training, balance and muscle toning exercises did not have the same results. So, break out the sweatbands and get ready for some good old-fashioned aerobic exercise. Because, not only is it good for the body, but more importantly, it’s great for the brain!
Hippocampus, What Is that?
The hippocampus is a small organ located within the brain’s medial temporal lobe and belongs to the limbic system. The hippocampus plays an important role in the consolidation of information from short-term memory to long-term memory, and in spatial memory that enables navigation. It not only assists with the storage of long term memories, but is also responsible for the memory of the location of objects or people. We would not even be able to remember where our we put our keys without the work of the hippocampus. So, why is this so important? Because regular aerobic exercise, the kind that gets your heart and your sweat glands pumping, appears to boost the size of the hippocampus.
We don’t stop exercising because we grow old, we grow old because we stop exercising. No matter what your age, size, or fitness level…
It’s Never Too Late To Start Exercising!
Remember, If You Don’t Take Care Of Your Body, Your Body Won’t Take Care Of You.