Physical activity and working out is pretty important for humans at all ages. Working out helps maintain a healthy body with healthy muscles and organs to sustain the life from within. However, as humans get older, it gets harder for them to move around and conducted physical activities regularly. However, a new trend is moving that encourages light physical activities to be conducted by older people. It gives the body a healthier mood and helps prevent many diseases.
However, a recent study conducted by a team of researchers from the Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have showed that light physical activity will actually reduce the rate of the brain aging. This might be the best thing old people will hear nowadays; knowing that they can help their brain develop and prevent diseases including Alzheimer’s.
The study was led by PhD holder, Nicole Spartano who is a research assistant professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM). He published the results in the JAMA Network Open.
Dr. Nicole commented on the results of the study saying, “Every additional hour of light intensity physical activity was associated with higher brain volumes, even among individuals not meeting current Physical Activity-Guidelines. These data are consistent with the notion that potential benefits of physical activity on brain aging may accrue at a lower, more achievable level of intensity or volume. We have really only just begun to uncover the relationship between physical activity and brain health.”