The brain shrinks as you age, and all you can hope for is good genes and healthy habits to slow it down. But what if good genes are there but healthy habits aren’t…and you gain a lot of weight, especially into middle age? We can’t discern from this one study as to whether or notRead More
Bigger Brains from Bigger Brawn?
Another article showing exercise reduces your risk of dementia comes out. And it seems even if you start later in life, your brain can still grow more neurons, get bigger, and be more resistant to dementia. That’s one reason for lifting weights in a way that challenges more than just your muscles; try challenging balanceRead More
Jun 19, 2010
Exercise and the Brain
Much has been written and discussed and debated about the role of exercise, and fitness, in mental, and academic function. I recall when I was in grad school – late 1970s-mid 1980s – reading on the usefulness of cardio conditioning in treating depression and addiction. So, when I got an anonymous posting in regards toRead More