Can Weightlifting Improve The Human Brain?
Regular exercise such as running, walking and other aerobic activities may give us a healthier and stronger body. A study shows that these exercises may also affect our brain's performance. New research proves that weightlifting, even for just twice a week, can improve human's brain power.
Many neurological studies have found that most of us have begun developing age-related holes or lesions in our brains' white matter. One study, published in The Journal of The American Geriatrics Society, looked at how lifting weights affected the developing of age-related holes or lesions in our brains' white matter, which is the material that connects and passes messages between different brain regions.
A lesion is a region in our brain that has suffered damage through injury or disease, such as a wound, ulcer, abscess, tumor, etc. These lesions will grow with age, and eventually, the material deterioration could affect memory. On the other hand, brains' white matter is composed of bundles of myelinated nerve cell projection, which connect various gray matter areas of the brain to each other and carry nerve impulses between neurons.
Dr Yorgi Mavros, from the University of Sydney in Australia, said: "The stronger people became, the greater the benefit for their brain."
Participants were broken up into three groups to perform different task in a whole year. The first group was commanded to do once a week light exercises for upper and lower body weight training. The second group did the same but complete it should be twice a week. The third group is a control group which they are asked to do stretching and balance exercise.
The first and third group showed a significant increase in the number of white matter lesions, which in turn would lead to sustained brain and memory function. According to an article in The New York Times, the study suggests that lifting weights mag give a positive impact on human's brain function, but according to Dr Teresa Liu-Ambrose, "a minimum threshold of exercise needs to be achieved."
This study shows a clear connection to exercise and brain function. Although there is not extensive research on the topic, studies shows that weightlifting can improve human's brain power. However, the quality and quantity of weightlifting and the ability of an individual to maintain a weightlifting schedule must be considered.
November To Have 15 Days Of Darkness? Rumors Of Alleged NASA Announcement Shock Many
15 days of Total Darkness awaits us, how true is that? Find out what experts have to say
Cancer Aftermath: Disease Does Not Only Leave Your Body Damage, It Also Leaves You Broke
What cancer suffers had to face after going into remission: huge financial losses.
Selfies Boost Self-Esteem: Seemingly Vain Trend Is Useful, After All
Selfies aren’t such a selfish act, it could boost your self-esteem, studies says
6 Miracle Benefits Of Daily Morning Exercise
Movement in particular — like cardio, yoga or even one mile walk; it all makes a various approach. Go get some exercise; it's good for you!
Is Going To The Gym Necessary To Achieve Good Health?
Some individuals may enjoy being at a gym and doing their own workout routine, while others may desire group work that potentially foster a social angle, fun environment, steady schedule, and a workout menu designed for you,
MORE IN ITECHPOST
Google Delays Shutdown of Chrome Apps to 2022 [You Probably Don't Use Them Anyway]
Google is delaying the suspension of support for Chrome apps, which will continue to work on platforms until 2022 when all apps on all platforms will finally be shut down.
Tech Leaders and Health Authorities Join Forces, Launch New Initiative to Help Fight Pandemic and Future Epidemics
Two contact tracing apps have been successfully launched recently in Canada and Ireland. The open-source code underlying these apps has been contributed to a newly launched initiative to help other countries and U.S. states in the fight against the pandemic.
Fairy Tail Game Releases a Season Pass, a Week After It Was Launched
The anime RPG Fairy Tail from Koei Tecmo has just released a season pass that will release additional characters and content into the game, just a week after it was launched.
The 10 Longest-Running Anime Series Still Ongoing That You Must Not Fail to Watch [Top 1 Has 7000 Episodes]
Here are ten (10) of the longest-running anime series still in production until now. You wouldn't want to miss especially the holder of a Guinness World Records with 7000 plus episodes.