In 2011, over 700,000 Canadians were living with some form of cognitive impairment, which includes Alzheimer’s disease. Even more disturbing is the fact that this number is expected to reach 1.4 million by 2031, according to the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada. It is widely accepted that engaging in regular exercise has many health benefits, including a decreased risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes, strengthening of muscles and bones, and decreased stress. Research is also showing that exercise may have increased …Read more
We know that physical fitness is good for the heart, and a growing body of evidence is showing that it’s good for the brain as well. Several studies have already linked exercise to better mental functioning, but now research is showing that sports directly impact your attention span.
Researchers at the University of Granada tested the physical and mental health of a group of 28 young men. Fourteen of them reported a low level of physical activity, …Read more
Most of us think that we are getting enough exercise each day by walking around the office, school, or home. Exercise is a physical activity that allows better blood circulation, thus improving the delivery of oxygen to the brain and other organs of the body.
A well-oxygenated brain allows optimal functioning of a wide range of physiological activities, from muscle contraction to the production of enzymes that are essential for growth and maintenance …Read more
It seems like a trick that is just way too easy to work. We’ve all heard the idea that working out, even just a little every day could help you live longer. But is something so simple really an attainable goal? And if you were told that just by working out for a few minutes a day you could add years to your lifespan, you would probably pay attention, wouldn’t you?
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