Exercise

Exercise can be a powerful promoter of brain health, and improve many markers of cognition including attention and mood. Equally, the power of the mind (attention, motivation, fatigue) can be key determinants of exercise performance. The effects of exercise have been studied from both a behavioral and cellular/molecular perspective in both animals and humans.

Exercise increases gene transcription for many important pathways for brain plasticity, immunity, anti-aging and metabolism.

exercise_gene_transcription Exercise leads to enhanced gene transcription for important molecules involved in general health.

exercise_tissues A graphical depiction of key tissues that are modulated by exercise.

Exercise and Cognition

Exercise can be a powerful promoter of brain health, and improve many markers of cognition including attention and mood. Equally, the power of the mind (attention, motivation, fatigue) can be key determinants of exercise performance. (Learn more)

Exercise and Metabolism

Exercise has been studied in the context of metabolism through various scientific strategies. Both aerobic exercise, such as running, as well as anaerobic exercise, such as strength and resistance training, have positive effects on metabolism. (Learn more)

Optimal Exercise Regimens for Brain Health

Exercise can have tremendous positive benefits for the brain, including neuroprotective effects, the prevention of age-related cognitive decline, and acute cognitive benefits. However, all types of exercise are not equal. Recent evidence suggests that sustained, aerobic exercise, is better for the brain neurogenesis (the creation of new neurons) than either weight training and high-intensity interval training. (Learn more)

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