Stop Brain Shrinkage with THIS Easy Exercise
You know that exercise is good for your body.
More recently, researchers have uncovered just how beneficial it is for your mind.
It can help fight depression, improve your mood, and boost your memory and concentration. And now, researchers have learned that it can help slow the progression of dementia.
But when it comes to protecting your brain, and even STOPPING brain shrinkage, there’s an EASY type of exercise that rises to the challenge.
For this study published in the journal Neuroimage, researchers studied 100 people at risk for dementia due to having mild cognitive impairment, which is a decline in thinking and other memory skills.
They participated in either strength training, computerized brain training, a combination of the two, or neither (the control group).
The strength training group did 90 minutes of strength training per week for six months.
Twelve months later, the researchers found that the strength training slowed—and in some cases STOPPED—the degeneration in the part of the brain responsible for thinking and memory (the hippocampus).
In the control group, the hippocampus shrunk at a rate of about 3-4 percent over the year.
The exercise group experienced just HALF that, with a rate of just 1-2 percent.
And some people experienced ZERO brain shrinkage.
The researchers said there was a clear difference in the anatomy of the brains of people who did strength training compared to those who didn’t.
And, as expected, those people also had better cognitive outcomes.
There are a few possible reasons for this benefit.
One is that exercise releases beneficial chemicals in the body that help fight inflammation and promote brain plasticity.
Another is that exercise electrically stimulates the memory parts of the hippocampus.
Maybe it’s both.
Whatever the reason behind the benefits, it’s clear from this study (and others like it) that strength training exercise can help reduce your risk of dementia as you get older.
With dementia cases skyrocketing—and no cure in sight—this should be good motivation to pick up the weights or resistance bands. Or find bodyweight exercise videos designed for seniors on YouTube.
It’s never too late to start… and it’s way easier than you think.
P.S. Looking for more ways to win the battle against dementia? and read about the dementia trigger that you can STOP.
Written By Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D.
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