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What kinds of exercise are good for brain health?

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May 2, 2018

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william
June 3, 2018

To elder , I think the best exercise is the walking.
In my memory, I had read several works, that had related with one of the greatest scientist, Issac Newton, who lived over eighty years old in 1700s. The people known him said they never found Mr. Newton
doing any exercise except walking alone on campus.
😃😃

Joshua Miller
May 16, 2018

Doing some mental exercise like meditation could also be effective.

Catherine Murray
May 14, 2018

Enjoyed reading this blog, I am 78 years old and after finishing MOOC in Dementia, I realised that because I wrote everything down I remembered it better. If I had just listened to the videos or read the material I wouldn’t have remembered it as well. So now I try to write everything down, my memory is much better. I also walk 5 mornings a week, target 10 to 12 thousand steps per day, and very rarely sit during the day, I believe this keeps my brain active. I keep as active as possible, If you don’t use it, you lose it.

Joshua Miller
May 10, 2018

We all know very well about importance of the brain. I believe that anything that boost the blood circulation to the brain and keep it calm could be effective.

Nando Troyani
May 7, 2018

Please disregard my previous comment and replace it with the following if deemed appropriate.
I am 71, both parents diagnosed with cardiovascular disease and died from them. No surprise I inherited the condition. I routinely try to do 36 min of moderate walking (5 km/hr) five days a week. Twice daily I do two sets of repetitions, lifting 11 kgs 20 times/arm for a total of 440 kg each set. Twice daily I do 10 flights of steps. Deliberately spreading these activities throughout the day. With no science to back it, over the years after quite a bit of reading and speaking to doctors I have come to the following conclusions: exercise is an essential activity for wellbeing both physically, mentally and psychologically. It works, is free and there are no side effects. Blood plays an essential vital role in wellbeing (from macrobiotics and other sources scientifically motivated), consequently it needs to be of high quality and needs to reach abundantly all organs of the body (heart and brain especially) to provide therein essential nutrients. This end can only be reached through proper intake of the right food together with sufficient exercise to impel good blood everywhere. After all we stopped being so called animals not long ago and as a result still retain all their biological needs.

Nando Troyani
May 7, 2018

Having cardiovascular inherited problems, my personal experience is that regular exercise has both very important physical and psychological significant effects in my life. I do 36 min moderate walking 5 days week, 10 flights of steps twice a day. and lift 500 kg in 11 kg increments/day.

miranda
May 4, 2018

Nutrition is very important to me and I follow a mediterranean diet. As a health freak am learning new things all the time. I am lucky to live a few minutes from the forest and the country side. Totally agree, I feel very alert and more energized by being so active. Thank you for your information.

Dania Reichmuth
May 4, 2018

I walk, hike and bike, alternating one of these exercises every other day, except long mountain hikes twice a month. Nutrition is very important to me and I follow a mediterranean diet. As a visual artist I am learning new things all the time. I am lucky to live a few minutes from the forest and the country side. Totally agree, I feel very alert and more energized by being so active. Thank you for your information.

Jo Leam
May 4, 2018

Gentle non competitive regular exercise proves postmen lived longer than athletes. Add Tai Chi to complete.

Joshua Miller
May 4, 2018

I believe in yoga and meditation. It makes me fit and healthy. this boost the blood circulation in the brain.

Carol K.
May 3, 2018

The best thing I have done for my exercise regimen was to install an Airdyne bike in plain view near my kitchen. I ride 30 minutes or more, usually five days a week. It’s impossible to ignore!

Carol
May 3, 2018

The best thing I have done for my exercise regimen was to install an Airdyne bike in plain view near my kitchen. I ride 30 minutes or more, usually five days a week. It’s impossible to ignore!

Colin Stone, MASC BSYA
May 3, 2018

Cognitive strengthening using diverse mental exercises such as crossword puzzles, learning a musical instrument, storytelling, memory training, and visual art is exercise as well. The brain is an organ, yet its ability to form new neural pathways makes it different from an arm or foot that has been damaged. A combination of physical exercise, attention to nutrition, and mind-strengthening exercises can improve cognitive function and quality of life!

Ivete S. Mayor
May 2, 2018

What a great post! I too have a family member with memory loss and would love to know more about this topic! Where can I read more of your work?

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