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Exercise may protect your brain even if you have signs of dementia, study finds
We all know that daily exercise is good for our health. But a new study found that it also helps to keep the brain healthier. The study of human brains found that physical exercise boosts protein levels, which are essential to reinforce communication between brain cells via synapses. In fact, our thinking and memory processes are caused by these synaptic communications. In order to keep electrical signals moving smoothly within the brain through synapses, the brain needs to replace worn-out proteins in synapses. That is when exercise helps. There is no need to do hard exercise, though. It’s better to make any exercise become a part of your daily life rather than a task you do unwillingly. The key is to make it sustainable even if you age and become physically weaker. For example, just taking a short walk from time to time or standing up and sitting down while watching TV on the sofa. You can even try a squat while brushing your teeth. Every movement counts to keep your brain healthier.
Enjoy reading the article and learning about the mechanism of brain health.