Aerobics and resistance training are undoubtedly the pillars of an exercise program for improving cognition, yet mind-body techniques are also a worthwhile addition to any comprehensive cognitive fitness routine.Yoga and tai chi are based on the principle of focusing body, mind, and breath to achievephysical fitness and mental relaxation. Though their movements are slow and deliberate compared with aerobic activities like walking or cycling, mind-body exercises exert effects on the body similar to moderate-intensity exercise, including better lung function and lower blood pressure.
When researchers in Hong Kong assessed the relationship between exercise and memory in 140 older adults, they found people who did both cardiovascular and mind-body exercises improved their ability to acquire, retain, and retrieve information. Both types of exercises offered a similar memory boost. That’s good news for anyone with health issues that make vigorous exercise difficult. Tai chi and slower forms of yoga are gentle on the body, easy to perform, and even possible to do from a wheelchair.
How much mind-body exercise should you do?
Perform one session a week, which can replace one aerobics training session.
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