Can cognitive Performance be improved by increasing your muscular strength?

According to Carolyn Hansen, Fitness Expert, Resistance Exercise Training, has proven to be very effective in reducing stress and anxiety levels by increasing soothing brain chemicals like endorphin’s and GABA (Gamma-aminobutyric acid, or GABA, a neurotransmitter that sends chemical messages through the brain and the nervous system, and is involved in regulating communication between brain cells It even benefits us at the cellular level to reverse the toll of stress in our aging bodies.

Research reveals that burning the equivalent of 350 calories three times a week through sustained, sweat-inducing activity can reduce symptoms of depression as effectively as antidepressants, with none of the side effects.

A new scientific study reveals more unparalleled benefits of exercise. It revealed that increased muscle strength leads to improved brain function in adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), a condition where people suffer mostly memory problems that are not severe enough to interfere with daily life.

Other studies confirms and supports the results obtained a few years ago by the same team of researchers showing that 12 months of once or twice weekly strength training improved executive functions in healthy women ages 65-75 years old for up to to 1 year after the training.

Now is Not the time to fall prey of the couch. Once we hit 40 years upwards, physical movement becomes really paramount. What are we waiting for? Le’s start Now!!

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