Weightlifting Exercise Can Slow Memory Loss

As we get older, a person's cognitive ability and memory will be reduced drastically, especially if you suffer from a number of problems or diseases associated with memory. But the actual conditions that can cause Alzheimer's disease can be slowed by a number of healthy and effective manner.

A number of researchers in Canada have found that physical exercise or sport that requires endurance is large enough such as lifting weights can increase a person's performance during a trial conflict resolution, attention and memory in some patients with mild cognitive impairment.

The study, conducted by a team of researchers from the University of British Columbia involved 86 women with mild cognitive impairment between the ages of 70-80 years.

These findings were presented in the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Vancouver, Canada.

Another with the findings of researchers from the National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology, Japan. A second study found that 47 elderly people with language skills mild cognitive impairment can be improved when patients do aerobic exercise and strength training and balance for 12 months.

It also echoed other researchers from the University of Pittsburgh. The team found 120 elderly people who regularly exercise, but intense light walking can improve the condition of the brain associated with memory.

"Although sports like weightlifting and jogging may not be done all the elderly, but these studies once again show the importance of physical exercise for our brains," said Dr. Anne Corbett, Research Manager of the Alzheimer's Society as reported by the BBC, Tuesday (17/07/2012).

"We know that regular exercise can reduce the risk of developing dementia by more than 45 percent but in fact these studies show that the benefits of exercise is also true for people with cognitive impairment. Especially with the fact that in England alone there are 800 000 people with dementia so that such a study is crucial and could help the doctors to find the best treatment for patients with mild cognitive impairment and dementia. "


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