I always try to attend my favorite indoor cycling class—called Soul Cycle—at least four times a week.
Classes take place in a dark room with music blaring… and a beat that keeps you going throughout the entire class. It even has me wanting MORE when it’s over!
To me, it’s like going to a nightclub in the middle of the day. And I find it downright addicting.
That’s why I’m thrilled to find out one of my favorite workouts is not only therapeutic to my mental, emotional, and physical health…
But it may just offer SIGNIFICANT PROTECTION against common disorders that steal the livelihood of millions of people each year…
In new research published in The Journal of Physiology, researchers found high-intensity exercise—like cycling—can DELAY the onset of neurodegenerative disorders, like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
Researchers analyzed how different activities might influence a brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) that promotes neuroplasticity and neuron survival.
(Animal studies show that increasing the availability of BDNF helps with the formation and storage of memories, learning, and cognitive performance.)
More specifically, they compared the effects of fasting for 20 hours, light exercise (90-minute, low-intensity cycling), high-intensity exercise (six-minute bouts of vigorous cycling), and combined fasting and exercise.
And—brief, high-intensity exercise offered the most benefit, increasing BDNF by four- to five-fold!
Try this “recipe” for SUCCESS
I’m always encouraging you to move your body. But I also understand high-intensity training might sound, well, intense to some.
If that’s you, don’t sweat it. Anything will always be better than nothing at all.
It might even help you to break down your training into a simple “recipe” for success.
Get three minutes of moderate-to-vigorous activity—or twelve minutes of light activity—for every hour of sitting.
You can follow this “recipe” in various ways. For example:
- 55 minutes of exercise, along with 4 hours of light activity, and 11 hours of sitting.
- 13 minutes of exercise, along with 5.5 hours of light activity, and 10.3 hours of sitting.
- 3 minutes of exercise, along with 6 hours of light activity, and 9.2 hours of sitting.
And for additional, all-natural ways to help protect and restore memory, strengthen focus, and fight neurodegenerative disorders like dementia, check out my Alzheimer’s Prevention and Treatment Plan. To learn more about this innovative, online learning tool—or to enroll today—click here now!
Until next week,
“Six minutes of daily high-intensity exercise could delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.” MedicalXpress, 01/11/2023. (medicalxpress.com/news/2023-01-minutes-daily-high-intensity-delay-onset.html)