A comprehensive review of all available evidence regarding exercise boosting brain power in the over 50s has been complied and reported in the British Journal of Sports Medicine 2017.
It reports that ‘the combination of aerobic and resistance exercise can significantly boost the brain power of the over-50s irrespective of the current state of an individual’s brain health. But to reap the benefits, moderately intensive activity, using both types of exercise for at least 45 minutes on as many days of the week as possible is required, conclude the authors.’
Most sports require the body to work aerobically and with muscle power so an exercise programme that includes both is not only good for your sporting performance but also for your brain power…a win win!!