The Cardio workout which includes the activities such as biking, jogging and running are thought of to be critical for the health of the heart and loss of weight but there have been multiple evidences that cardio is very good for the health of the brain as well.
A new study which has been published recently has associated the exercises with better health of the brain in particular the Gray matter of the brain and the volume of the brain which are the regions that involve cognitive decline as well as aging.
This study had included as many as 2,013 participants from two places in Germany. From the year 1997 till the year 2012, the participants had been examined by the use of cardiopulmonary exercise tests as well as the MRI scans. The results have concluded that the cardiorespiratory exercises might be decelerating a decline in the brain’s gray matter.
Experts have been saying that there has been indirect evidence that aerobic exercises have a major positive impact on the cognitive functions in the addition to the condition of physicality. The authors of the study have said that one more significant feature of this study is that it might apply to the older adults too. There are evidences that there is value in the midlife when cardio exercise is done however this study provides encouraging evidence that its value can be on the health of the brain in the later phases of life too.
There are already evidences as per the authors of the suggestion that these physical activities help in the anti-aging process of the brain and also in cognitive decline which happens with aging.