We have found that blood pressure, BMI (body mass index) and fat around the waist are all linked to cognitive decline.
Exercise Benefit 1— Neurogenesis:
Exercise increases the birth of stem cells, known as neurogenesis.
Exercise Benefit 2—Increased Brain Chemistry:
Exercise increases the release of neurotransmitters, including acetylcholine, which is deficient in Alzheimer’s patients.
Exercise Benefit 3—Increased Glucose Uptake:
Exercise increases glucose uptake in the brain. This is especially important for Alzheimer’s patients because studies show much lower glucose uptake in their brains versus healthy brains.