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CAN EXERCISE JOG YOURMEMORY? How Regular Workouts Could Help Prevent Alzheimer’s
FROM THE DESK OF Jeffery L .Robinette In this atmosphere of uncertainty, with so many interruptions in our daily lives and businesses, it is the perfect time to consider the things that are truly important and lasting. This enforced social distancing brings us closer with the ones we should love the most: our family and dearest friends. Find value in the slower pace and savor the beauty of moments. Catch up on the neglected aspects of your life and enjoy activities as simple as taking a walk, playing with your children and pets, and slowing down to enjoy the wonders of nature and daily life. As always, we are only a phone call away if you or your family or friends need assistance with vehicle collision claims or workplace accidents. With digital access, it is not even necessary to visit our office to initiate representation. We all hope you stay safe, well, happy, and hopeful! “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13
Imagine if you spent a day standing outside your local gym and asking everyone who went in the same question: “Why are you working out today?”What kind of responses do you think you’d get? Some answers, like “I want to lose weight” or “I want to build muscle,” are obvious, but there’s another contender that might rise to the top: “I want to clear my head.” Anecdotally, most of us know that a hard run or a challenging weightlifting session can help declutter our minds and push petty worries and stressors away. But according to one study, it’s possible that exercise can literally clear up messy nerve cells to restore and improve our memories. For the more than 50 million people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, this simple treatment could prove revolutionary. In a 2018 article, Scientific American describes the brains of people with Alzheimer’s as “harsh place[s] filled with buildups of harmful nerve cell junk,” including amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles. This complex neural web makes the disease difficult to treat, but an experiment conducted by scientists from Harvard Medical School, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, and other notable institutions found that exercise helps clear up the tangles and improve learning and memory in mice with Alzheimer’s. The scientists even went a step further, identifying a particularly helpful molecule called BDNF that gets a boost
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