Boost Brain Power and Improve Memory – The Best Dementia Exercise Revealed (study)
Blood flow to the brain gets worse with age, and this is what causes most cases of dementia.
Simply put, if your brain doesn’t receive enough blood, then it doesn’t work as well.
Exercise is one of the best ways to increase cerebral blood flow—which is why there’s a new study about it in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise—but which sort is best?
Previous research seems to show that continuous exercise is better than interval exercise at increasing cerebral blood flow.
But what if you’re older and can’t manage a continuous 30 or 40 minutes of exercise anymore?
Does that mean you have to do just give up on the benefits of increased cerebral blood flow?
There is another approach called interval training, where you alternate between bouts of exercise and bouts of rest. But there isn’t much research available at the moment to say if it increases cerebral blood flow in the elderly to help them avoid dementia, so this is a gap in the research that the authors of the new study decided to fill.
They recruited 11 young volunteers with an average age of 25 and 10 older participants with an average age of 69.
All the subjects were male. They asked them to do some continuous cycling and some interval cycling.
The continuous training consisted of 10 minute’s cycling followed by 10 minute’s rest.
The interval training consisted of 10 separate one-minute bouts of cycling, interspersed with 10 separate one-minute periods of rest.
Both groups had to exercise at around 60 percent of their maximum intensity, making it a reasonable program that wouldn’t be too strenuous for older people.
During the exercise periods, they found that cerebral blood flow was higher during continuous than during interval exercise, but only in the younger participants.
When they included both the exercise and rest periods in their analysis, they discovered that cerebral blood flow was actually higher for the interval than for the continuous exercise group, for both young and old volunteers.
In other words, interval training is better than continuous exercise at promoting cerebral blood flow for all ages.
But there is one exercise the scientists didn’t test, because it isn’t really an exercise. This (non) exercises is specifically designed to load your brain with oxygen and prevent – even reverse – dementia…
Boost Brain Power and Improve Memory – This Free Ingredient Beats Dementia
According to a new study presented at the American Physiological Society annual meeting at Experimental Biology 2018 in San Diego, one common ingredient can drastically improve your cognitive function.
And unlike drugs, it has no side effects and is completely free in most places.
In the study, recreational cyclists with an average age of 55 who had entered a large cycling event on a hot day with temperatures between 78 and 86°F were used.
They asked these cyclists to complete a trail-making executive function test as quickly and accurately as possible before and after the event.
The test involved the linking of numbered dots using a pencil and served as a measure of executive function, a psychological term for the ability to focus, retrieve needed information accurately from memory, and to plan and carry out steps to fulfil a goal.
Before the vent began, the scientists tested the cyclist’s urine to be able to categorize them into a group that was normally hydrated and one that was dehydrated.
Compared to their pre-cycling test, the normally hydrated group completed the post-cycling test a lot faster.
The dehydrated group, on the other hand, showed no improvement.
This shows that the elderly and those in their upper middle ages can reap cognitive benefits from exercise, but only if they are hydrated properly.
Older studies have found that, if you are dehydrated by only 2%, you will do poorer than usual on tasks that require attention, psychomotor abilities, short-term memory and fast retrieval.
In addition, you will struggle to form an accurate assessment of your own physical and emotional environment.
According to the literature, long-term memory, working memory, and executive function start deteriorating only when we are more than 2% dehydrated.
In other words, to stave off dementia and keep your brain functioning at optimal levels, drink a glass of water at least every two hours and drink more while you exercise.
Boost Brain Power and Improve Memory – Alzheimer’s Held Hostage by This One Ingredient
Traditional Alzheimer’s research is mostly focused on genetic factors. Little notice is unfortunately paid to diet and other lifestyle choices.
This is about to change.
Scientists from University of Bath and King’s College in London recently discovered one specific ingredient that plants the seeds for Alzheimer’s. They also mapped the exact process by which this bad diet choice helps the disease grow.
Even more urgently, cutting out this ingredient may eliminate Alzheimer’s for good.
Researchers examined samples of brain matter from people with and without Alzheimer’s via a technique (fluorescent phenylboronate gel electrophoresis) that is sensitive enough to reveal the damage high blood sugar causes to proteins and immune cells.
When sugar (or glucose) riches your bloodstream, many of its molecules bind to protein molecules in a process called glycation.
Not only can glycation damage proteins in this way, but the by-products of the glycation process are often harmful to our bodies as well.
Some previous studies, such as one published by German and Australian researchers in the journal Biochimica et Biophysica Acta in 1997, have found that beta-amyloid, one of the proteins that seem to form plaques in the brains of Alzheimer’s disease sufferers, are mostly a by-product created during the process of glycation.
That already suggests that an excess of dietary sugar can contribute to Alzheimer’s disease, as it makes glycation more likely.
But the London and Bath researchers discovered another extremely harmful effect of glycation.
At the onset of Alzheimer’s disease, glycation damages an enzyme called macrophage migration inhibitory factor (or MIF).
MIF enzymes are a part of your immune system. When abnormal proteins start to build up in your brain, these MIF enzymes are supposed to be part of the response to remove them and/or to limit the potential damage.
This is how Alzheimer’s disease manages to get going. Glycation damages your MIF enzymes, and your damaged MIF enzymes are then incapable of playing their role of preventing abnormal protein plaques to form all over your brain.
In other words, if you eat too many simple sugars that build up as glucose in your bloodstream, glycation becomes more likely.
When glycation occurs in your brain, you are at serious risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
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