New clues are revealing why exercise can keep the brain healthy

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Scientists are learning how muscles in motion can improve cognition and shield against diseases like Alzheimer's, paving the way for new treatments

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Scientists are learning how muscles in motion can improve cognition and shield against diseases like Alzheimer's , paving the way for new treatments

Scientists are learning how muscles in motion can improve cognition and shield against diseases like Alzheimer's , paving the way for new treatments.

Photograph by Jonathan Mehring, Nat Geo Image CollectionLeft: Forget goat yoga, doing a downward dog with your pooch is the latest trend. Please be respectful of copyright. Unauthorized use is prohibited.Dancing siphoned hours away from her research, and yet Rodriguez, who’s now a neurobiologist at the University of Alabama, quickly realized that it was making her a better scientist. “The time I did spend in [the] lab was so much more efficient; I could feel myself thinking differently and remembering things better.”

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Surely that's an obvious anti brain plaque technique that should be in play already? Personally I think we should be working towards a body detergent. Something that cleans out the human blood work system. Think how useful that would be for so many different issues. 😂😂 Entanglement Yep she def looks like she’s…”exercising” 🤭

So granny getting her back blown out keeps her mind right? even better, eat tons of animal fat I need serious prayer 🙏🏾 Keep learning. Muscles in motion could beat doctors. Grandma is about to eat her taco. Out of all the pictures you could have used for this Tweet, why did you choose the one that looks like an OnlyFans profile pic?

Muscle in motion is mind in motion and more the blood flow to the brain that releases positive hormones that with time improves cognition… I thought being healthy by getting exercise is common knowledge 🤷🏻

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titanic. grandma is more flexible than me.... No need for more clues bro.. exercise do gooood!! End of the story. After getting blown up in Afghan 2011 and suffering a severe TBI, a brilliant young Exercise Physiologist hanged my rehab to me think while I exercised and take the piss out of me as I struggled to stop my decline in cognitive function and improve my quality of life.

NSFW photo cropped perhaps? I'm not complaining..it looks like she's living her best life 😂😅 Geography or anatomy? Your body becomes what you practice Buddha practiced Yoga 2600 years ago as I Chin Ching. Hua Toh 5 animals 2k years ago Tai Chi animals 1000 years of evolution Hsing Ie 12 animals, Ba Gua. Core training is the mind filling the body Change the mind Change yourself 48 year journey

More fake 'science'. Couldn’t have used a better picture eh?😂 Yall making fun over a photo.. bro this can be something huge about the alzheimer’s treatment …

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Grandad STILL acting up Go grandma! I couldn't even do that when I was 30!!! What a weird photo to use Exercise does not mean putting one's ankles behind your head. Y'all wild with this photo. Why does the old lady have her legs over her head like that? NatGeo change this immediately 😂😂😂 🤦🏻🤦🏻🤦🏻 Ayo

I have worked with people with dementia for a long time and can only confirm that mental mobility is always linked to physical mobility. EternaLeviathan ummm the picture, though….. Hahahahaha 🤣🤣

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Or....you can stop putting weird shit into your body. Say like.... Vaccines. Nice pic my grandpa turn on Lol no shit. that's 2 people right?… right? Astrid91621508 skinny goals. where can I get the rest of this picture Hopefully that's not surprising to anyone, right Disease Primarily a manifestation of Mind or not well managed Habit Loops. Working on Body and Mind eliminates or declines the effect of most of them. HappyContendedLiving LifeIsMultidimensional

I had reviewed the exercise and mental improvement relation with each other in earlier publications or website etc. YES I agree...

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Wow exercise is good for you. Who knew?! 🙄 That's a helluva photo choice. Interesting choice for a pic… without any context one probably wouldn’t just assume it’s about exercise. Just saying If I could do this I wouldn't need a Wife. lol = ) sht not yes, she died Oh yeah love some 'exercise' 😆 This thumbnail is SENDING me

This been out th we just now found a way to capitalize off of it cheryl_marlin Bending her legs back like that, she may get more than Alzheimer’s… What a pic choice

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Getting my face closer to my butt doesn't seem like it would cure Alzheimers 😁

Tweet Email In the thick of graduate studies at the University of Chicago, Constanza Cortes Rodriguez remembers feeling burnt out.Skip to main content Thank you for visiting nature.is when it comes to the Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell.By Jun 4 2022, 4:17 pm EDT Victoria Jones - PA Images Getty Images Queen Elizabeth started off tonight's Platinum Jubilee concert with a surprise virtual appearance.

“Nothing was working in the lab, and I was very stressed,” Rodriguez says. That’s when she joined the school’s Ballroom and Latin Dance Association and fell in love with salsa and bachata. You are using a browser version with limited support for CSS. She soon found herself practicing nine or more hours a week, flawlessly executing moves on three-inch heels. In the tweet, Musk shared a graphic showing "Things I’ll never see in my life. A morning exercise class in Macau. In the meantime, to ensure continued support, we are displaying the site without styles and JavaScript. Imaging studies confirmed that the volume of the hippocampus—a region of the brain important in learning and memory—is larger in individuals who are more aerobically fit compared to their sedentary peers." An equerry then tells the queen and the bear that the concert is about to begin, as a clip of the crowd outside Buckingham Palace is shown.

  Photograph by Jonathan Mehring, Nat Geo Image Collection Please be respectful of copyright. A sentencing hearing is scheduled for June 28. Unauthorized use is prohibited. Please be respectful of copyright. Unauthorized use is prohibited. On Friday, Musk mentioned Sex Pistols, Pokemon, and Disney Chemtrails in a bizarre series of tweets. Please be respectful of copyright." "That's very kind," the queen responds.

Unauthorized use is prohibited. Left : Strength exercises are key to staying independent and make everyday activities—getting up from a chair, climbing stairs, and carrying groceries—feel easier. Photograph by Hannah Reyes Morales, Nat Geo Image Collection Right : Forget goat yoga, doing a downward dog with your pooch is the latest trend.  Photograph by Lynn Johnson, Nat Geo Image Collection It doesn't matter where or when you exercise, just as long as you move. Here a team in a San Francisco office takes an afternoon plank break to reenergize. In the clip, James Bond, played by Daniel Craig, escorts the monarch to a helicopter to perform a base jump over London Stadium.

  Photograph by Laura K. Morton, Nat Geo Image Collection Please be respectful of copyright. Unauthorized use is prohibited. Swimming is the fourth most popular sports activity in the United States and a great way to get regular aerobic physical activity. Photograph by Annie Griffiths, Nat Geo Image Collection Please be respectful of copyright. Several members of the royal family, including Prince William, Kate Middleton, and their children George and Charlotte, who appeared to enjoy the cute clip.

Unauthorized use is prohibited. Dancing siphoned hours away from her research, and yet Rodriguez, who’s now a neurobiologist at the University of Alabama, quickly realized that it was making her a better scientist. “The time I did spend in [the] lab was so much more efficient; I could feel myself thinking differently and remembering things better.” Her experience showcases an emerging trend in our understanding of cognitive health: Molecules made by muscles in motion can influence the structure and health of the brain. Scientists used to think that the brain controlled the body, and while the body transmitted signals of sensation back to the brain, the brain was isolated and in charge.

But research in the last few years has flipped that notion on its head. Girls play volleyball during the yearly celebration of Imamat Day in Pakistan. Research shows that muscles produce molecules that promote the health of neurons and the growth of new connections and networks  in the brain. Photograph by Matthieu Paley, Nat Geo Image Collection Please be respectful of copyright. Unauthorized use is prohibited.

Students participate in a dance class at the new campus of Yangtze Normal University in China. Dancing is an exercise that engages the entire body as well as the mind and can improve muscle tone, strength, endurance, and fitness. Photograph by Anastasia Taylor-Lind, Nat Geo Image Collection Please be respectful of copyright. Unauthorized use is prohibited. The data really show that the brain is not this unidirectional organ that dominates the rest of the body, says Christoph Handschin, a muscle researcher and professor of pharmacology at the University of Basel in Switzerland.

“Rather, there’s a mutual interaction between these systems.” This emerging evidence has big implications for how exercise can affect cognitive health. ”We’re still scratching the surface, but it’s super exciting that we can now address some of the epidemiological links long observed between activity, brain health, neurodegenerative diseases, depression, and mood disorders, which so far have not been understood at all,” says Handschin. Saul Villeda, a neuroscientist at the University of California, San Francisco, who studies how factors in the blood rejuvenate the brain, agrees. “The body of a 20-year-old is inherently different from the body of a 70-year-old.

And somehow, something about exercise can cause a benefit in all these contexts.” The key, Villeda says, is that exercise’s impact on the brain is multifactorial—activity seems to increase the brain’s capacity to regenerate neurons, calm inflammation, and enhance neuron-to-neuron communication. Please be respectful of copyright. Unauthorized use is prohibited. Please be respectful of copyright.

Unauthorized use is prohibited. Left : Inmates attend a yoga class at a correctional facility.  Photograph by Robert Andrew Richter, Nat Geo Image Collection Right : An elderly woman spends a few minutes exercising in front of her home in Brooklyn, New York. Photograph by Sarah Blesener, Nat Geo Image Collection A man rides on a stationary bike while enjoying the view. Cycling is frequently recommended as a low-impact and engaging workout for people young and old.

It helps strengthen the heart, blood vessels, and lungs. Photograph by Lynn Johnson, Nat Geo Image Collection Please be respectful of copyright. Unauthorized use is prohibited. Please be respectful of copyright. Unauthorized use is prohibited.

Please be respectful of copyright. Unauthorized use is prohibited. Left : A child plays a game on a tablet, enabling dad to exercise.  Photograph by Lynn Johnson, Nat Geo Image Collection Right : Strength training is an important element of overall fitness. It helps increase bone density and reduce the risk of osteoporosis, protects joints from injury, and improves balance.

  Photograph by Karen Masmauski, Nat Geo Image Collection A group of local seniors gather at the Singapore Botanic Gardens for exercise. Researchers have discovered that molecules generated during exercise seem to play a role in protecting against neurodegeneration.  Photograph by Cory Richards, Nat Geo Image Collection Please be respectful of copyright. Unauthorized use is prohibited. Members of The Sun City Squares, a square and round dancing club in Arizona, twirl and do-si-do.

Constanza Cortes Rodriguez, a neurobiologist at the University of Alabama, noticed that dancing was making her a better scientist. “I could feel myself thinking differently and remembering things better.” Photograph by Kendrick Brinson, Nat Geo Image Collection Please be respectful of copyright. Unauthorized use is prohibited. People in their 60s, 70s, and 80s already recognize that regular exercise is key to remaining mentally sharp and independent, according to the “ .