Aerobic is well known as one of the ways to maintain body condition to remain fit and healthy, aerobic also closely associated with brain health issues.
A simple research that conducted by experts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, USA, claiming that aerobic activity plays an important role to keep the brain in order to stay young.
The findings are based on observation of seven men and seven older women (physically active) aged 60-80 years, by examining the number and shape of blood vessels in the brain. Researchers led by Professor Elizabeth Bullitt, MD, a neurosurgeon.
The study subjects were divided into 2 groups. The first groups are those who perform high activity and participating in aerobic exercise for at least 180 minutes per week for 10 years.
While the second group are those who do not have a low activity and a history of regular exercise and only spent less than 90 minutes each per week while doing physical activity.
The results showed, in the group with high activity and do aerobics blood vessel diameter is smaller, not tortuous blood vessels and showed a pattern similar to young adults.
According to researchers, naturally, the blood vessels of the brain in older people tend to be narrower and more tortuous. But studies have shown, cerebrovascular pattern in people with high active look “younger” than those who are less physically active.