A sharp decline in physical activity impact on health, in particular, on the human brain faster than you think. To such conclusion the group of scientists from the University of Maryland, clear about the definition that already ten days after the refusal to exercise the blood flow to the brain is significantly reduced.
Experts say that previously been shown a negative impact of non-exercise on the cardiovascular system, and its impact on the physical form in General is pretty obvious. However, about the extent to which such a change of habits, hurts the brain, until now it was not well known. In order to learn more about this, researchers recruited volunteers aged 50 to 80 rubles, which at the beginning of the study were in good physical shape and could boast of quite good for your age health.
Professionals using Magnetic resonance imaging collected information on the blood flow in the brains of volunteers before and after a ten-day break in the exercises. As it turned out, during that short time, the flow of blood to the brain is indeed somewhat reduced. In particular, after one and a half weeks without exercise less the blood began to flow in the hippocampus — the brain region that plays a key role in the formation of memories, learning, and providing many other important functions. Previously, it was observed that this Department suffers before other people with Alzheimer’s disease. According to scientists, the normal operation of the hippocampus is essential for maintaining brain health in General.
A new study published in the scientific journal Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience.
Earlier, another group of scientists from the University of California at Davis, came to similar conclusions. According to the data obtained by the experts, just 20 minutes of morning exercise can significantly improve people’s memory, and regular exercise, in all probability, make this effect long-term.