December 15, 2015 william

Do You Have What It Takes To Stay Healthy Mentally?

40 IS THE MAGIC NUMBER

Scientists have determined that after age 40, higher level brain functioning notably decreases.

These include activities that require attention, problem solving and decision making.

In other words, the older you get, the more brain power you need.

QUANTIFYING THE BRAIN LOSS

Scientists have been looking to measure this brain loss for years.

They now have an acronym for the phenomenon: HAROLD.

H-hemispheric

A-asymmetry

R-reduction

(in)

O-older (adults)

(L)

(D)

THE SOLUTION

A new study done in Japan gathered 60 men who showed no signs of dementia.

They tested each for aerobic fitness.

Then, they fitted their heads with tiny probes to measure blood flow and oxygen uptake.

Those among the most physically fit, showed that their brains worked like much younger people.