Exercise will not only trigger needed weight loss, but it triggers better brain metabolism and executive brain function for the overweight and obese. A study from Germany’s University of Tübingen shows that an 8 week exercise program improves the brain’s insulin sensitivity and blood flow to brain regions critical for motor control and managing rewards.
The study focused on 22 overweight or obese adults who generally avoided exercise but participated in the 2 month organized walking and cycling program. The subjects had brain scans before and after the exercise program.
Those participants who demonstrated the best improvements in their brain function also lost the most belly fat. In general, though, the relatively short program only began the process of serious weight loss.
Exercise is excellent medicine for your body. Urge your children to exercise by setting a good example. Then you and they should exercise regularly during what will certainly be a longer, healthier life.
Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior. "Exercise improves brain function in overweight and obese individuals." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 9 July 2019. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/07/190709171815.htm\.
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