Do you worry that your memory is slowly fading? Are you concerned that it will go beyond forgetting where you put your car keys and end up in full blown Alzheimer’s? Well, worry no more because there are things you can do today that will help keep your mind and memory intact tomorrow.
One of the most important things to focus on is getting in some daily physical exercise. Can it really be that easy?
According to research conducted by the Research Institute of Sport Science in Budapest, Hungary, “Regular physical activity increases the endurance of cells and tissues to oxidative stress, vascularization, energy metabolism, and neurotrophin synthesis, all important in neurogenesis, memory improvement and brain plasticity.” Simply put, getting some daily calorie burn will protect your body and, subsequently, your mind.
How important is exercise in this process? It’s very important if you ask the Alzheimer’s Research & Prevention Foundation. They have found that regular physical exercise can cut your risk of an Alzheimer’s diagnosis by as much as 50%! How can you not want to exercise when you can get those types of results?
How much does it take?
So, how much exercise do you need to get these great mind protecting benefits? Some studies suggest that as little as 30 minutes a day is enough to keep your memory up to par.
If you can roll yourself out of bed when the alarm goes off in the morning, get your brain buster time in before you even start your day. Lace up those sneakers and go for a walk during your lunch break or take up a fitness class after work. It doesn’t matter when you do it, just make it a priority.
Certainly, everyone lives busy lives and adding one more to-do can be a daunting task. However, this is one area where prevention is the key to success. Hold onto the mind power you have while you still have it by getting yourself fit and trim, literally head to toe.