High Intensity Interval Training Protects Brain Aging

The human brain has approximately 900 billion neurons (nerve cells). We lose an estimated 9,000 neurons daily from our early twenties.

This process is accelerated by injury, stress, toxins, and inflammation.

However, there is hope! Neuroplasticity allows the brain to reorganise and compensate for the loss of neurons by forming new neural connections.

There is mounting evidence indicating that enhanced neuroplasticity can delay age-related brain degeneration and stave off dementia.

Last week, our very own Dr Nathan Curran, raved about the magic of Neuroplasticity, and the benefits of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) on producing Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF), which is, in essence, regenerating brain cells.

Oxygenation to the brain from exercise is a one of the simplest ways to reclaim your brain, and keep it young and supple.

If you sit all day, remember that as little as 7 minutes of HIIT are enough to feel benefits for up to 2 weeks!