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Physical activities, brain activities might have relations


Physical activities, brain activities might have relations

New Delhi, 26 Aug (ANI): According to a recent study, aged people who engage in moderate to vigorous physical activity regularly have more variable brain activity at rest than those who do not. Researchers from the University of Illinois said that during the study they looked at 100 adults between the ages of 60 and 80 and used accelerometers to objectively measure their physical activity.

The researchers also used functional MRI to observe how blood oxygen levels changed in the brain over time, reflecting each participant's brain activity at rest. According to reports, researchers found that spontaneous brain activity showed more moment-to-moment fluctuations in the more-active adults.

Adding that in their previous study they showed that in some of the same regions of the brain, those people who have higher brain variability also performed better on complex cognitive tasks, especially on intelligence tasks and memory.

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