Exercise, hippocampus volume and memory

Beneficial effects of aerobic exercise on cognitive functioning

The positive benefits of aerobic exercise have been shown to extend beyond cardiovascular health, but also having a positive effect on cognitive function as well. In this study, the effect of aerobic exercise was found to be superior to that of non-aerobic exercise in functional mental capacities of those with early stages of Alzheimer’s Disease, concluding that the connection between cardiovascular fitness and overall brain function may be directly correlated. 

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