MIND OVER MOVEMENT
We’re now fully into 2022. Most probably, your new year resolutions are fading out. And, it’s February, surely the worst month of the year – the good times from Christmas just a ghostly memory and the promises of Spring too far to imagine. It’s not surprising, then, that your motivation to keep doing The Good Stuff starts to lessen… But wait. It doesn’t have to be like this. We know how to up the ante and get back on track, just by tapping into the right resources.
Here again we can turn to science for an answer to the link between body and mind. A new study published in NeuroImage has found that the white matter regions of the brain, which are susceptible to decline brought on by ageing, actually retain some plasticity (read: integrity) induced by aerobic exercise.
The study examined people aged over 60 who were initially not active but otherwise healthy. Those who engaged in brisk aerobic exercise several times a week showed renewed white matter. Those who didn’t engage in exercise showed a decrease in white matter. In short, your brain is better the more you move!
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