BMC Geriatrics is calling for submissions to our Collection on Exercise and brain health.
This collection aims to explore various aspects of the association between exercise and brain health, with potential topics of interest including:
• Cognitive benefits: investigating the impact of exercise on cognitive function, memory, executive function, and other aspects of mental well-being.
• Neurobiological mechanisms: exploring the underlying neurobiological mechanisms through which exercise exerts its positive effects on the aging brain, including neuroplasticity, neuroinflammation, and neuroprotection
• Exercise modalities: assessing the efficacy of various exercise modalities such as aerobic exercise, strength training, and mind-body practices in promoting brain health.
• Clinical implications: discussing the clinical applications of exercise interventions for preventing cognitive decline and managing neurodegenerative diseases in older adults.
Exercise and physical activity have long been associated with improved health and well-being at all ages. For adults over the age of 65 years, the World Health Organisation (WHO) provide clear guidelines for both frequency and intensity of activity, in addition to recommending physical activity that emphasises functional balance. As the population of older adults continues to grow, it is imperative that the relationship between physical activity and cognitive health be better understood in order to promote overall well-being in this growing demographic.
By addressing the relationship between exercise and brain health in older adults, this collection will contribute to evidence-based recommendations for promoting cognitive vitality, delaying cognitive decline, and enhancing overall well-being in older adults.
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