Surprisingly simple Tricks to keep our brains fit

Minimum Training improves the memory function

A Minimum of movement can help the health and memory performance, such as scientific studies showed. As researchers at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), as well as Japanese University of Tsukuba have found out, even very light training sessions, the connectivity between Parts of the brain for memory formation and storage.

Regular exercise keeps us healthy

Health experts call on you again and again to overcome the movement of the muffle in and sports. Finally, regular exercise helps to protect the body strong and in front of diseases. It has long been known that physical Fitness not only keeps the heart but also the brain young. And it’s not even necessary to have a constantly sweaty Training. Because, as researchers now have found out, the brain is already of a Minimum of physical activities.

In a new study has shown that a Minimum of movement helps to keep the brain fit and improve the memory function. (Image: upixa/

Dementia-reduce the risk of

Often, it is advised to move regularly to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s in old age.

To many it is not, however, apparently because, as in a study by British scientists showed, could promote intense Sport and the development of a dementia, even.

Slight movement, however, is effective against dementia, such as German experts reported recently.

And also in a new study, there is evidence that light exercise keeps the brain fit and memory function improves.

Even slight workout sessions promote the brain

People who do a little Yoga or Tai Chi, remember more likely to remember where you put your keys.

Because, as researchers from the University of California, Irvine (UCI) and the Japanese University of Tsukuba have found out, even very light training sessions, the connectivity between Parts of the brain for memory formation and storage.

As stated in a communication from the American University, discovered the scientists in a study of 36 healthy young adults, a single 10-minute period can bring slight exertion of considerable cognitive benefits.

Using high-resolution functional magnetic resonance imaging, the Team examined the brains of the subjects shortly after the training sessions and saw a better connection between the dentate Gyrus in the Hippocampus and the cerebral cortex.

The results of the study were published in the journal “Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences”.

The data collection for the study took place in Japan and the analysis was carried out both in Japan and in Irvine (California).

The study was conducted by UCI Professor Michael Yassa and Hideaki Soya, a Professor of health and sport Sciences at the University of Tsukuba.

Positive results within ten minutes

“The Hippocampus is crucial for the creation of new memories; it is one of the first regions of the brain that deteriorate with age – and, in the case of Alzheimer’s disease is still a lot stronger,“ said the Co-Director of the study, UCI Professor Michael Yassa.

“The improvement in the function of the Hippocampus is very promising to improve memory in everyday life.”

Previous research have focused according to the Yassa of how Sport promotes the generation of new brain cells in memory regions.

This was reported in the current study is not ignored, but you have observed, especially the increased communication between the memory-focused Parts of the brain.

“What we observed was that these 10-minute workouts showed immediate after the results,” says Yassa.

Improvement of memory

With a bit of physical activity you can achieve much, – said Yassa. “It is encouraging to see that more people track their exercise habits – for example, by monitoring the number of steps you make,“ said the researchers.

“Even short breaks during the day, used to Go, can have a significant impact on the improvement of memory and cognition.”

Yassa and his colleagues at UCI and at the University of Tsukuba expand your research by older adults for testing, have a higher risk for age-related mental impairments.

You want to carry out long-term interventions, to determine whether regular, short, gentle Exercises, performed daily over several weeks or months, have a positive impact on the structure and function of the brain.

“It is obvious to understand that it is very important, what exercise approach works best for older people, so that we can give recommendations to the cognitive decline to avert,” said Yassa. (ad)