A team of researchers at the University of Sydney found that six months of strength training helped protect brain areas that are vulnerable to Alzheimers disease!
The researchers conducted a clinical trial of people at high risk of Alzheimer’s disease. The participants were randomly selected to do either computerised brain training, strength training, or combined computer and strength training. Strength training alone was found to lead to improved cognitive performance and protection from degeneration to areas of the brain, notably the hippocampus – responsible for learning and memory.
The article described strength training as a type of physical exercise that requires repetitive contraction of the major muscles groups against an opposing force. Here at Sydney Strength Training we do just that! We specialise is delivering high quality strength training, using the main lifts (Squats, bench press, deadlift, press and more!) which work the entire body.
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