Leg exercise is critical to brain and nervous system health!
“New research shows that using the legs, particularly in weight-bearing exercise, sends signals to the brain that are vital for the production of healthy neural cells.”
This research supports what we already know, but in a new spin, that sensory input is just as important as motor output.
This research might suggest that those who do not continue to weight-bearing exercise, such as bedridden or chronically ill patients and even the aging population, are at risk for faster decline. “Not only do they lose muscle mass, but their body chemistry is altered at the cellular level and even their nervous system is adversely impacted,” says Dr. Raffaella Adami from the Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy.
Once again a study shows that the more you move the better your brain is! So if you have pain limiting your exercise or walking call the office. Take care of your body so you can take care of your brain!