Exercise for Optimum Brain Health
Assumptions of exercise being able to stagger the development of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia has been around for quite some time. Some studies suggest that keeping a regular exercise routine might not only reduce memory loss but might also aid in keeping memory intact.
In a study conducted by the University of British Colombia, researchers found that routinely engaging in aerobic exercise seemed to boost the size of the hippocampus.
The hippocampus is the region of the brain that is associated with memory and learning. It is also involved in the storing of long-term memories and making those memories resistant to forgetting. This part of the brain also plays an important role in spatial processing and navigation.
As we get older, the hippocampus typically decreases in size, affecting its overall functionality.
By engaging in aerobic activities and other forms of exercise, we may be able to keep this decrease from happening.
Here are some senior-friendly exercises to try out:
- Low-impact aerobics
- Elliptical machine
Regular exercise also helps with improving mood, promoting better sleep, and reducing stress. Each of these is being linked to better overall health and wellness.
Lowenhill Home Care Services is here to provide your loved ones with the protection and assistance they need to maintain their health and well-being, be it physically, mentally, or emotionally. For more details and information about our various care services, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us, here.
Who’s Taking Care of You When I’m Gone?
The older we get, the less likely we are to be able to keep up with normal activities we used to do – this is often the case with everyone. And one of the worries old couples face is the thought of leaving behind their loved ones without anyone to take care of them, especially if they both have complex conditions that put their health at risk.
Who will help them go to the doctor? Who will remind them to take their medication? Who will help them eat? Walk down the steps or cook their meals for them?
All these questions might be what’s keeping you up in the evening. Luckily, we might just have the solution!
Lowenhill Home Care Services provides seniors and others in need with personalized non-medical in-home care to ensure that they live a long and fulfilling life without having to give up their independence.
Our services include but are not limited to meal planning and preparation, ambulation, assistance with bathing, cooking, cleaning, and grocery shopping. Our care workers may also assist with light housekeeping, making and keeping appointments, use of prosthetic devices, medication reminders and assistance, and much more.
Rest assured that your loved ones will be given the appropriate attention and care that they need to improve their lifestyle and increase their health.
For more information about our services, please visit our website or contact our office to schedule a consultation with our staff. Click here.