Study: Exercise can protect brain from damage caused by fat in diets

Posted on: 7:25 pm, November 8, 2012, by , updated on: 07:26pm, November 8, 2012

New studies show what you eat can affect your brain’s performance. Researchers at the University of Minnesota say excessive fat in your diet can damage areas of your brain that control memory and learning.

The key to slowing down or even reversing the process is exercise.

Studies show a healthy, active lifestyle may even fight against the effects of Alzheimer’s disease.

Fitness expert Marty Levine of Push Gym says exercise can also help eliminate cravings for junk food, “by doing something active you’re cutting yourself out of eating that food,  you may say I’ll just sit on the couch and eat a bowl of ice cream but if you’re walking around the park… you’re not going to eat that food.”

Levine adds that it can take a commitment of six weeks to gain the most benefit from an exercise program, results may vary.

Researchers found that the most benefit was gained from 30 minutes of daily cardiovascular exercise.