It's not without reason that they say that movement is life because regular exercise turns out to have benefits for our muscles and our brains.
At least, that's what neurobiologists at the University of California, Irvine, and the University of Tsukuba, Japan, have found a link between light workouts and the parts of the brain responsible for forming and storing memories.
According to the study, which involved 36 healthy young people, even daily 10 minutes of exercise significantly improves the speed and quality of cognitive function. Using magnetic resonance imaging, researchers studied young people's brains after exercise and saw a connection between the dentate gyrus of the hippocampus and the cerebral cortex. And it is the hippocampus that plays a crucial role in creating new memories. Unfortunately, it is also subject to destructive changes with age, causing the memory to deteriorate gradually in older people.
Exercise also promotes the formation of new brain cells precisely in the area responsible for memory. As a result, sport may be an essential component in treating Alzheimer's disease and many disorders. It is also the answer to keeping your memory sharp for years to come. But, according to the researchers, light exercise, such as yoga or walking, is most effective.а
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