Fitness

Exercise keeps brain fit and wards off strokes

REMAINING FIT: Health conscious persons never skip their exercising. Photo: Bhagya Prakash K

REMAINING FIT: Health conscious persons never skip their exercising. Photo: Bhagya Prakash K   | Photo Credit: Bhagya Prakash K

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Endurance training helps a person’s brain remain healthy and provides protection from strokes, according to the results of multiple studies presented at the recent annual meeting of the German Neurological Society.

The more regularly active a person enjoys a better protection. Just 30 minutes of jogging, swimming or bicycling a day reduces the risk of a stroke by a quarter.

The risk of Alzheimer’s Disease also decreases with exercise.

Experts theorize that regular activity lowers blood pressure. High blood pressure doesn’t just increase the risk of a stroke, but has been shown to have a connection to reduced mental performance.

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