Studies Have Shown That Exercise Has a Good Effect on Cerebrovascular Diseases
Exercise can enhance cerebrovascular function and prevent cerebrovascular diseases. A large number of clinical experiences have proved that hypertension and cerebral arteriosclerosis are the main causes of cerebrovascular disease.
If the above methods of exercise, stable blood pressure, normal lipid composition, healthy heart function, can better prevent cerebrovascular disease. In addition, exercise has at least the following special effects on the prevention and treatment of cerebrovascular diseases.
1. A kind of endorphin hormone is produced in the brain, which can enhance cerebral vascular function, improve human immunity, resist various chronic diseases and delay aging.
The famous Japanese medical scientist Shigio Haruyama wrote in his book Revolution in the Brain that when people are in a happy mood, the brain can produce more than 20 kinds of pleasure hormones, among which the most powerful are endorphins.
During exercise, a large number of endorphin hormones can be produced to promote brain cell rejuvenation, neutralize the harm to the body caused by free radicals occasionally produced in the process of oxidation, regulate cardiovascular and cerebrovascular functions, enhance immunity, and prevent and cure various incurable diseases.
Pleasure hormones such as endorphins are called morphine in the brain because their structure is similar to that of morphine in drugs and they can also relieve pain. They have no side effects in the body.
When you exercise, you produce a lot of endorphins, which can overcome fatigue and curb soreness. Therefore, the elderly when the amount of exercise increases, there is fatigue, sore feeling, do not tough tough. Otherwise, when the endorphins disappear after exercise, you may feel more tired, sore, or even have an injury accident.
2. Modern medical research has proved that middle-aged and elderly people pay attention to physical exercise, can delay brain atrophy, avoid Alzheimer's disease.
In July 2008, Dr. Gary Kennedy, an American geriatric psychiatrist, chose elderly people over 60 years old, 57 patients with Alzheimer's disease and 64 healthy elderly people. Through aerobic exercise on the bicycle, he found that the higher the health level, the more can delay the brain atrophy. Therefore, exercise can delay the development of Alzheimer's disease.
In an article published in the American Heart Association's journal Stroke in November 2012, a neurologist at the University of Lisbon in Portugal conducted a study on 600 people aged 60 to 70 who took aerobic exercise by walking or cycling three times a week for 30 minutes each time.
After three years, those who exercised were found to have a 40 percent lower risk of dementia and a 60 percent lower likelihood of declining thinking skills than those who didn't exercise.
Scientists analysis, the elderly brain volume, will shrink year by year, if starting from middle age, often exercise, can delay the brain decline, maintain the brain's normal thinking ability and memory.
3. Exercise can cause the elderly brain to grow new dendrites, form new connections, and repair neurons (brain nerve cells); Some even sprouted new shoots after the age of 90.
Fred Gage, of the Salk Institute in California, US, has found that exercise is the best way to encourage the growth of new cells in the brain because aerobic exercise sends more oxygen to the brain, improving brain function.
Angela Burding, a researcher at the University of Exeter in the UK, found that a brisk 30-minute walk three times a week increased the brain's ability to focus on learning and think abstractly by 15 percent.
The function of human brain nerve cells declines with age, especially the function of frontal lobe, which is related to the processing of information such as thinking and memory. But in recent years, some exercise physiology studies have reported that aerobic exercise, such as walking, can effectively stimulate the brain's frontal lobe function.
American scientists found that the average 65-year-old man, after six months of walking exercise, the lateral frontal temporal lobe and anterior cingulate gyrus thickness increased, concentration tests improved by 11 percent.
Mainly aerobic exercise can deliver a large amount of oxygen to the brain, which is conducive to the growth of brain cells. The frontal lobe and anterior cingulate will be thickened, which can significantly reduce the deterioration of brain function.
The caveat is that too much of a good thing is best in moderation. Therefore, it is suggested that the elderly friends in exercise, take healthy and suitable for their own way of exercise, and in the right time to arrange the right amount of exercise.