Exercise keeps the brain healthy

New discovery has proven that 150 minutes of exercise per week helps the brain, with Alhaji Atiku Abubakar at the gym

A new research conducted in Germany shows that exeecise may do more than build body strength it might also keep brain cells in shape.

According to the study, exercise helps maintain the brain’s gray matter, which is linked to various skills and thinking abilities. So, keeping your gray matter intact may help prevent thinking declines, the German researchers explained.

The German researchers, led by Katharina Wittfeld, followed more than 2,000 adults in northeastern Germany from 1997 through 2012. Over the study period, fitness was measured and participants underwent MRI brain scans.

Although the study found an association between exercise and brain health, it couldn’t prove a cause-and-effect relationship.

According to Mayo Clinic experts, moderate and regular exercise — about 150 minutes per week — is recommended. Good fitness also involves:Not smoking, following healthy eating habits, maintaining a healthy weight, Keeping a low blood pressure, Controlling cholesterol levels and reducing blood sugar.

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