Mary Grace Reed Exercise Boosts Brain Power

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Mary Grace Reed Exercise Boosts Brain Power

  1. 1. Exercise Boosts Brain Power<br />Mary Grace Reed<br />
  2. 2. Benefits of exercise<br />Weight control<br />Energy improvement<br />Decrease risks for diabetes, heart disease, and stroke<br />Enhances learning and prevents memory loss<br />
  3. 3. People who exercise have half the risk of getting Alzheimer&apos;s Disease or any other type of Dementia.<br />
  4. 4. Exercising improves long term memory, reasoning, problem solving, abstract thinking, and more.<br />
  5. 5. Aerobic exercise has been shown to be more beneficial than toning exercise such as weight lifting.<br />
  6. 6. definitions<br />Neuron – nerve cell<br />Neurogenesis – growth of new neurons in the brain<br />Hippocampas – part of brain that controls memory and learning<br />BDNF – brain derived neurotrophic factor<br />A protein which builds and nourishes nerve cells<br />neuron<br />
  7. 7. Exercise helps move more oxygen to the brain.<br />Exercise has been shown to increase levels of BDNF.<br />BDNF increases the number of nerve cells in the hippocampas.<br />Oxygen<br />
  8. 8. Experiment:<br />young & old mice<br />2 groups – exercise & no exercise<br />exercise group walked on wheel for 1 month<br />Morris water maze<br />timed on how fast 2 groups could navigate maze<br />brains analyzed<br />Journal of Neuroscience, September 21, 2005<br />
  9. 9. Findings:<br /><ul><li> exercisers of both ages learned to navigate faster
  10. 10. new neurons were formed in the brains of exercisers</li></ul>Conclusion:<br /><ul><li> exercise improves learning skills by increasing the growth of neurons in the brain</li></li></ul><li>Importance?<br />Youth<br />
  11. 11. Importance?<br />Elderly<br />
  12. 12. sources<br />Healy, J (1990). Endangered Minds. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster. <br />van Praag, H (2005).Exercise Enhances Learning and Hippocampal Neurogenesis in Aged Mice. The Journal of Neuroscience, 25(38), 8680-8685. <br />Desaulniers, M (2008). How Exercise Improves Learning. Retrieved July 10, 2009, from Suite101.com Web site: http://mindbodyfitness.suite101.com/article.cfm/how_exercise_benefits_the_brain <br />
  13. 13. Sources cont.<br />McNamara, M (2007). Boosting Brain Power May Be Steps Away. Retrieved July 10, 2009, from CBSNEWS Web site: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/01/17/eveningnews/main2368898.shtml <br />

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