Does Lifting Train Your Brain?

Does Lifting Train Your Brain? Aerobic effort performed while running or cycling has a neuroprotective effect that can boost brain power. Can weight training offer similar benefits? A study published in the International Journal of Sports Medicine tested this theory on lab mice who engaged in 14 days of resistance wheel exercise.

True Strength Moment: Compared to an exercise performed before the training period, mice more effectively managed a water maze test. Measurements of brain proteins also showed enhanced cognitive expression. So resistance training does have a positive effect on brain function. Apparently, there's little truth to the old saying 'all brawn and no brain'.
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