Active Ageing, Active Learning: Issues and Challenges by Gillian M. Boulton-Lewis (auth.), Gillian Boulton-Lewis,

By Gillian M. Boulton-Lewis (auth.), Gillian Boulton-Lewis, Maureen Tam (eds.)

This ebook is worried with the final problems with growing old, studying and schooling for the aged after which with the extra particular problems with why, how and what elders are looking to examine. This monograph contains 10 chapters written by means of quite a few the world over popular researchers and scholar-practitioners within the field.

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A regular combination of stretching, strengthening, balance and cardio-vascular exercises appears to have wide-ranging physiological benefits including, perhaps somewhat surprisingly, promoting cognitive function. (See for example, Erickson et al. 2010; Lautenschlager et al. 2008; Smith et al. 2011). 40 R. Swindell Exactly why exercise has a positive effect on brain function is not yet known. One suggestion is that exercise helps to maintain the health of blood vessels in the brain, helping to ensure a steady supply of oxygen and nutrients to areas of the brain that are critical for thinking and memory.

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