Running does not help you lose weight. Weights will be. This idea has become very popular in recent years. However, a new study presented at the 2019 ECNP Congress in Copenhagen has shown that if you want to (or improve) your cognitive skills, you should stick to this bloody treadmill better.
Even though this exercise is no secret, help clear your mind and improve your mood. It has never been significantly associated with boosting your brain performance. This may change now that a group of German scientists has just discovered that physical fitness is also associated with better brain structure and function in young adults.
The research team believes the results suggest that you should improve your body's fitness, improve your working memory, and improve your problem-solving skills. The scientists, published in the journal Nature Research set out to build on the existing literature, which so far focuses on the effect that exercise has on mood and behavior, not on brain structure and the mental functioning. [1
To counteract variables that were not considered in previous studies, researchers tested MRI subjects for their existing physical fitness, memory, arguments, sharpness, and judgment.
"The great strength of this work is the size of the database. Normally, a sample of 30 is pretty good on MRI, but the existence of this large MRI database has enabled us to eliminate potentially misleading factors and significantly enhance the analysis, "said Team Leader Dr. Jonathan Repple from the University Hospital Münster, Germany.
The first significant finding was that researchers found young, healthy adults who were able to travel the longest distances within two minutes. In addition, the fitter participants showed a better structural integrity of the white matter (a substance that improves the speed and quality of the connection of cranial nerves).
"It surprised us to see that cognitive performance declines even in a young population with declining fitness levels," Dr. Repple. "We knew how important this could be for an older population that is not necessarily healthy, but it's surprising to see this in 30-year-olds."
"This leads us to believe that a basic level of fitness exists seems to be an avoidable risk factor for brain health.
As reported by Study Finds "In the future, the research team would like to further investigate the effects of physical fitness on brain function. Specifically, they want to study changes in brain structure and performance in people who were not fit but improved. "
Or, as Dr. Repple puts it: "This kind of study raises an important question. We see that fitter people have better brain health. Therefore, we must now ask ourselves whether the actual improvement of brain health by fitter leads to an improvement in brain health. Find out is our next step. There are some attempts that point in this direction, but if we can prove this with such a large database, that would be very significant.