Alzheimer: the exercise slows brain atrophy, according to a study...
Patients in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease who do regular exercise showed less deterioration in areas of the brain that control memory, according to a study unveiled Sunday as part of an international conference on the disease of Alzheimer's, in Chicago.

Studies with magnetic resonance imaging showed that the practice of physical exercise has a positive effect on the region of the hippocampus, a brain area important for both memory for balance. In Alzheimer's disease, the hippocampus is one of the first parts of the brain to suffer damage.

We had already shown that exercise and good physical condition slow death of brain cells associated with aging among older adults in health. And a study published earlier this month indicated that exercise can help slow the brain atrophy in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease.

Now, researchers at the University of Kansas, United States, have used magnetic resonance imaging and other tools to analyze how exercise affects the brains of people in the early stage of disease.

They found that there was, in these patients, "a significant relationship between the size of brain regions associated with memory and fitness _ to what is happening among older adults in health . Patients in better physical shape showed less atrophy of brain tissue, while those who were less physically fit showed more damage to the brain.

The study was funded by the U.S. Institutes on Aging and neurological disorders.

Physical Activity:
There are number of studies showing that exercise has a protective effect on the brain. Physical activity is also very important to the health of the brain.

"The moderate physical activity has a beneficial effect on the vascular system and can help to release growth factors in the brain. People who exercise enough are less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease. "

1. Make room for physical activity into your daily life.
2. Think "activity" and not "exercise."
3. Set your goals reasonable.
4. Choose activities that you enjoy.
5. Start by adding a little physical activity into your daily routine like walking to the store instead of driving. Walking is a safe and effective aerobic exercise.
6. Combine physical activity with social interaction whenever possible.
7. Discuss with your doctor the types of physical activities that might suit you, taking into account your health.


alzheimer treatment with exercise said...

exercise in a great way can help prevent alzheimer.

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