Exercise Alters Brain Chemistry – May Protect Aging Synapses

When elderly people stay active, their brains have more of a class of proteins that enhances the connections between neurons to maintain healthy cognition.

University of California – San Francisco. “Exercise alters brain chemistry to protect aging synapses: Enhanced nerve transmission seen in older adults who remained active.” ScienceDaily. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/01/220107100955.htm (accessed January 8, 2022).

I was about to write a snarky comment but I forgot what it was.

Journal Reference – Kaitlin Casaletto, Alfredo Ramos‐Miguel, Anna VandeBunte, Molly Memel, Aron Buchman, David Bennett, William Honer. Late‐life physical activity relates to brain tissue synaptic integrity markers in older adults. Alzheimer’s & Dementia, 2022; DOI: 10.1002/alz.12530

9 thoughts on “Exercise Alters Brain Chemistry – May Protect Aging Synapses

    • My walking routine needs improvement. I was getting out 2-3x week before I stubbed my toe. Resistance and light free weight work dropped from 1-2x week down to…zero. I just got plain lazy. For the new year my plan is get back to walking 2-3x and weights/resistance 2-3x a week. My plan was to rejoin the Y but there’s too much virus out there now so I’m holding off.

  1. A lot of my friends like using those resistance bands. I have never tried them. I have some dumbbells at home. And I walk every morning. For me the key is habit and routine, so I’m doing stuff without having to think about excuses why not to do it.

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