Study Shows Exercise Is Good For the Body and the Brain - Page 2
The study findings are impressive and indicate that exercise may aid in the future treatment of certain mental disorders, genetic disorders and neurodegenerative disorders. The findings are also significant for athletes since the study demonstrated that the increase in brain mitochondria decreased brain fatigue. The final portion of the study had both sets of mice run on a treadmill until fatigue. The mice who were sedentary did not show any increase in their ability to withstand fatigue. The exercising mice however almost doubled their fatigue point, increasing their ability to run from approximately 74 minutes to approximately 126 minutes. The increase in brain mitochondria may indicate an important connection between exercise and the brain's ability to withstand fatigue.
Regular exercise of even thirty minutes a day can have a positive impact on brain function making the study findings applicable to everyday folks as well as superstar athletes.