Gymnastics prevents senile problems. Physical exercise improves mental skills not only for older people, but also for young adults, which also prevents senile problems, says a study published today by the US Academy of Neurology (AAN).
The study found that regular aerobics such as walks, cycling or stairs can improve young people's ability to think 20 years old.
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When people get older, thinking skills are diminishing, ”said research author Yaakov Stern and Professor at Columbia University, New York.
However, Stern said the study "shows that regular exercise can help reduce or even prevent this decline."
"We found that all participants who used not only improvements in executive functions but also increased thickness in the outer layer of the brain," said AAN member SAN.
The Neurology study, published today, was followed by 132 people from 20 to 67 years of age, non-smokers and dementia for six months, but were not used at the beginning of the study.
The group that performed the aerobic exercise presented the best mental results, improving their performance in the performance scores by 0.5 points compared to 0.25 points for those who did and tinted.
"Because the standard deviation difference of 0.5 is 20 years old, people who used the tests were tested as if they were about 10 years younger than 40 years old and about 20 years old. Young people 60 years old," he said. author.
Our research confirms that exercises can be useful for adults of all ages, ”concluded Stern.
The report recommended that a similar study be carried out with a much larger population and expansion to provide more detailed information on the improvement of mental skills.