Workout To Improve Your Memory | Best Exercise For Brain Health

Workout To Improve Your Memory | Best Exercise For Brain Health


What type of physical exercise should
you be doing to improve the function of your brain by the end of this video
we’re going to go over two research studies that talks about the best
exercises you can do to improve your memory and to reduce your chances of
getting dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Hello everyone my name is Mike Cola and
I’ve been a fitness trainer in gym owner for over 30 years and if this is your
first time here and you really want to improve we get fitness health and
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indicator so you never miss one of my videos. Now most people know that
exercise is good for the body good for the brain but these two research studies
want to look at exactly what type of exercise is best for the brain and for
preventing say dementia or Alzheimer’s disease so the first study looked at
over 30,000 individuals and they looked at more of their aerobic fitness like
their vo2 max vo2 max means your maximal oxygen consumption like for example when
I was in exercise physiology class we would test people’s like vo2 max so what
do you do you put someone on a treadmill and you make them work as hard as I
possibly can on the treadmill and the more oxygen they consume it determines
what their v02 max is so when you’re in really good shape you have a
higher vo2 max. Okay so the first study looked at people middle-aged people over
a 10-year period and they classified them whether they were in good shape
decent shape were very good shape good aerobic shape okay and then they looked
at the individuals 20 years later they went to nursing homes they look at
records on nursing homes and they determined that the people who were the
fittest like 20 years ago within that 10 year period had a 50% reduction like a
50% less chance of getting dementia which is really incredible so this first
study talked about how people who are aerobically fit had a much less chance of
getting dementia but unfortunately it didn’t look at like the intensity
of the exercise they were doing but that’s what the second study did
now the second study took 64 men and women over the age of 60 and they split
them up into two groups Group one did more of an easy steady-state type
aerobic type training for example they walked for fifty minutes three days per
week at a comfortable level now group two did much more intense type aerobic
conditioning and they did more of that high-intensity type training that “HIT”
and that HIT training where they did is that they put them on like say a
treadmill then they would have them first I’d have them warm up then they
had them do like four minutes of high-intensity type training where they
were 90% of their maximal heart rate and they kept them there for four minutes
then they had them go easy for three minutes and they did this a number of
times within that 50 minute time period and what they concluded is that the
participants who did more of that high-intensity exercise had a much less
chance of developing dementia and cognitive type issues so this particular
study showed that you have to do more that high-intensity exercise that HIT
type training to really prevent Alzheimer’s and dementia now another big
takeaway from the study is it’s never too late you’re never too old remember
the participants in this study were over the age of 60 and this was a 12-week
long study so if you if you go over 60 don’t feel it’s too late you know I’m 57
years old I’m an amazing shape but I have been working out for most of my
life but I have client like personal training klump come to me in their 70s
and we make dramatic improvements in their strength in their mobility and
actually in their cardio vascular fitness so don’t think it’s too late or you’re
too old to get started all right so I’m gonna link up a whole bunch of videos I
did on how to improve your aerobic ability how to put muscle on your body
out of increasing mobility check the videos out I think they’re really gonna
help you out