Exercise Basic Chapter 12


Exercise & Your Brain

Regular aerobic exercise is a workout for your brain. The neurons in your brain benefit from the release of a special factor during exercise called BDNF—brain-derived neurotrophic factor. It has been called “Miracle Gro” for the brain because of its ability to help maintain and strengthen brain neurons, enabling them to make new connections and pathways. Exercise is associated with lower incidence of Alzheimer's disease and other dementia disorders as well as better memory retention and decision-making.




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CHAPTER 1

Exercise & Your Health

The whole-body benefits of regular exercise are the key to better health, quality of life, and longevity.
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CHAPTER 3

What Is Aerobic Exercise?

Workouts that require large amounts of oxygen to fuel continuous movement strengthen your heart, brain and more.
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CHAPTER 5

What is Anaerobic Exercise?

Resistance activities that require short, intense bursts of movement build muscle and strengthen bones.
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CHAPTER 7

Daily Exercise Requirements

Everyone should try to work out for 30 minutes most days of the week, getting a balance of aerobic and Anaerobic exercise.
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Exercise & Your Brain

Working out protects your brain cells and helps you create new ones, building your brain as you build your strength and endurance.
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CHAPTER 15

Exercise & Diabetes

Regular exercise helps diabetics manage their disease by improving insulin sensitivity and strengthening other systems.
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