Exercise Can Improve Non-Motor Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease
Exercise has potential to improve non-motor as well as motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease, including cognitive function, report investigators. Executive function, attention and memory, and global cognitive function improved after either aerobic or resistance exercise in people with Parkinson’s.
Cardio Exercise & Strength Training Affect Hormones Differently
Strength training and cardio exercise affect the body differently with regard to the types of hormones they release into the blood, new research shows. One of the conclusions of the study is that cardio exercise produces a far greater amount of the metabolic hormone FGF21 than strength training.
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. The groundbreaking study fundamentally alters brain and nervous system medicine -- giving doctors new clues as to why patients with motor neuron disease, multiple sclerosis, spinal muscular atrophy and other neurological diseases often rapidly decline when their movement becomes limited.