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Mental exercise best for boosting memory, study says

Mental exercise best for boosting memory, study says

Put down the fish oil supplements and pick up a crossword puzzle if you want to ward off age-related cognitive decline, a new Canadian study says. Researchers at Toronto’s St. Michael’s Hospital say that some of the treatments currently prescribed to older patients are doing little, if anything, to prevent cognitive impairment, which is marked […]

Getting a Brain Boost Through Exercise – The New York Times

Getting a Brain Boost Through Exercise – The New York Times

By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS Britt Erlanson/Getty Images Gretchen Reynolds on the science of fitness. Two new experiments, one involving people and the other animals, suggest that regular exercise can substantially improve memory, although different types of exercise seem to affect the brain quite differently. The news may offer consolation for the growing numbers of us who are […]

Dr. Oz’s 7 Reasons to Start Building Muscle Today

Dr. Oz’s 7 Reasons to Start Building Muscle Today

Photo: Jonny Valiant A few years ago I traveled to four “blue zones,” storied places around the globe where people commonly live to be 100 or more. I wanted to discover what these people were doing right, so my first stop was the healthiest blue zone on Earth: the Nicoya Peninsula, a region in Costa […]

Movements That Boost Memory

Movements That Boost Memory

You’ve probably seen elderly family members and friends slowly lose their memories, and you’re determined to do everything that you can to stay sharp. But if you think that keeping your brain healthy is something that’s really difficult or time-consuming, then I’ve got some very exciting news to share with you today. There’s a trick, […]

Harper Government Invests in Research Excellence Across the Country – Vancouver

Harper Government Invests in Research Excellence Across the Country – Vancouver

Canadian universities retain and attract brightest minds with federal funding Vancouver, British Columbia, October 12, 2012—Top researchers at post-secondary institutions across Canada will continue to spur innovation thanks to a Harper Government investment in the Canada Research Chairs program. These world-class researchers bring new perspectives and solutions to the critical issues facing Canadians today, addressing […]

What’s good for your heart and muscles is good for your brain

What’s good for your heart and muscles is good for your brain

Assistant Professor Terese Liu-Ambrose from the Brain Research Center at the University of British Columbia recently published a study examining whether there were any benefits to be gained in brain function from resistance & aerobic training in people who exhibited a mild degree of cognitive impairment. It is known that people who show a decline […]

Alzheimer’s Disease: Exercise May Reduce ‘Senior Moments’

Alzheimer’s Disease: Exercise May Reduce ‘Senior Moments’

By DR. GEORGE GROSSBERG July 16, 2012 I have been working with Mr. and Mrs. Smith for the past six months. Mr. Smith is 80 years old and in generally good physical health, but was brought by his wife for consultation, as his short term memory had been in decline for two years. After an […]

Four Clinical Trials Further Clarify The Role Of Physical Activity In Cognitive Function And Dementia

Four Clinical Trials Further Clarify The Role Of Physical Activity In Cognitive Function And Dementia

* Reuters is not responsible for the content in this press release. Sun Jul 15, 2012 11:30am EDT PR NewswireVANCOUVER, British Columbia, July 15, 2012 Resistance Training Emerging as Particularly Valuable for Older Adults VANCOUVER, British Columbia, July 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Four studies reported today at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference® 2012 (AAIC® 2012) describe the ability of […]

Exercise May Reduce Risk of Alzheimer’s

Exercise May Reduce Risk of Alzheimer’s

July 16, 2012 — Being physically active — whether it’s aerobic activity like walking or resistance training to build muscles — can keep yourbrain sharp and potentially reduce your risk of getting Alzheimer’s disease, new studies show. Exercise can even grow the brains of older adults, says researcher Kirk I. Erickson, PhD, assistant professor of psychology at the University of Pittsburgh. […]

BENEFITS OF SENIORS’ EXERCISE PROGRAMS

BENEFITS OF SENIORS’ EXERCISE PROGRAMS

Norman Swan:  Hello and welcome to the Health Report with me Norman Swan. An astounding statistic for you:  There are more young people alive today than ever before in human history and we know less about them than any other age group.  It’s a global bulge probably larger than the post war baby boom in Australia and […]