Physical activity improves memory and learning

The swimming pool, the best ally to have a body diezEjercicio outdoors in the summer yes, but with caution to the calorEl only trick that works to not gain weig

Physical activity improves memory and learning
The swimming pool, the best ally to have a body diezEjercicio outdoors in the summer yes, but with caution to the calorEl only trick that works to not gain weight in the summer

we All know that practice sport with regularity has multiple benefits. Moderate physical activity has positive effects on our health, and helps prevent a long list of diseases that are associated with the sedentary lifestyle, but there is still more.

aerobic exercise helps to stimulate neurogenesis, which emphasizes that physical activity could stimulate the formation of neurons in the hippocampus, promoting memory and learning, noted dr. David Ezpeleta, spokesman for the Group of Study of Humanities of the Spanish Society of Neurology (SEN), who has made a special emphasis on the importance of practicing sport after the summer period.

In this regard, the World Health Organization (WHO) has highlighted that inactivity causes 6% of deaths worldwide and also represents a risk factor. Currently in Spain, more than 40% of the population is sedentary, a figure that increases with the start of the summer holidays. For this reason, experts have recommended to perform 150 minutes per week of moderate physical activity to older people of 18 years and 60 minutes at the age of 17 years.

The dangers of a sedentary

a sedentary lifestyle is one of the main risk factors for the development of neurodegenerative pathologies and for cerebrovascular diseases. Also, affects the quality of sleep and performance. For its part, the sport promotes the vascularization of the brain, motivation and help to overcome laziness, has explained the expert.

however, the sport has also become an ally of many rehabilitation programs. In the case of patients with multiple sclerosis, physical activity, speed improvement of the march, fatigability, spasticity and quality of life, since it decreases the risk of depression and fatigue. For them dr. Nuria González-García, spokesman of the Spanish Society of Neurology (SEN), has recommended aerobic exercises, resistance and maintenance positions.

For those who suffer from epilepsy have been advised to perform racket sports or groups, such as the football, because "in the case of suffering a period of crisis during the sports practice, the patients are not going to be alone." In addition, the expert has highlighted the role of analgesic in the exercise.

with Respect to the cognitive function in alzheimer's disease has been raised that could be slow down the neurodegeneration . In the case of patients with mild cognitive impairment, the doctor has said that you should physical exercise at least two times per week.

on the other hand, in the párkinson provides a benefit for the improvement of their symptoms, and improves both the survival and progression of the disease. In this sense, has pointed out, dancing, yoga, Tai chi, or aerobic exercise, because "the rhythmic music promotes the activation of the areas of neural motor control and improve-the-fly and the balance."

finally, the exercise helps to the rehabilitation of the extremities in patients who have suffered a stroke as well as blood flow. Therefore, as a result of the aggravation of sedentary lifestyle typical of the summer, dr. Ezpeleta has concluded that September is the "best" month to acquire healthy habits.

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Date Of Update: 17 September 2019, 06:01

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