Benefits of Regular Exercise
- Q How is the brain affected by regular physical activity?
Eric Olsen, Fitness“Chronic” effects of regular physical activity could lead to an increase in blood vessels in the brain as well as beneficial effects on the cardiovascular system, ensuring a richer supply of oxygen and nutrients for the brain. Aerobic... Full Answer
- Q What are the benefits of exercise?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineThere are a couple reasons why exercise is so important. For one, any amount of physical activity lowers both systolic (the pressure being exerted when the heart contracts; the first or top number) and diastolic (the pressure in the arteries when the... Full Answer
- Q How does exercise improve brain function?
Dr. Bill Salt, GastroenterologyAn article by Eric Nagourney in an issue of The New York Times, “Exercise: Working Out the Memory as Well as the Muscles,” describes a study conducted at the Columbia University Medical Center, which was led by neurologist, Dr. Scott... Full Answer
- Q How does exercise improve cognitive function?
Dr. Vonda Wright, Orthopedic SurgeryWhen exercising, your brain makes a substance called brain-derived neurotrophic factor, which is a type of brain food. Studies have found that active people are more likely to be better adjusted and perform better on tests of cognitive function.... Full Answer