How Strength Training Supports Brain Health
According to a recent study, published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, strength training, such as that gotten from weight lifting, can improve cognitive function in people as they age.
The Brain And Muscle Connection
Muscle mass in humans tends to decline as a we ages.
Cognitive function tends to decline as we ages as well.
Rather than shrinking like muscle, however, the brains of man develop small holes in the white matter of the brain, referred to as “lesions,” which affect the way the various parts of the brain interact with one another.