Over 50? Then exercise to keep your mind sharp!

A new study, shows that for adults over the age of 50 – who exercise several times a week, have sharper minds.

Boosts Your Brain Power

Scientists believe that exercising, sends greater supplies of blood, oxygen and nutrients to the brain, while boosting growth hormones that help the formation of new neurons and connections in the brain.

Exercises affect on your brain:

  • Aerobic exercise – improves thinking, reading, learning, and reasoning, known as cognitive abilities.
  • Muscle training – improves memory and your ability to plan and organize, known as executive functions.

“Whilst every 10 minutes of exercise provides some benefit, doing 150 minutes a week cuts the chances of depression and dementia by a third, and boosts mental health at any age. Doing both aerobic and strengthening exercises leads to a greater variety of health benefits.” – Dr Justin Varney – Public Health England

It’s important that we stay active not only physically, but mentally as we age. Also be sure to eat a balanced diet, and our retirement years will be filled with action.