Working out may help your brain: exercise could reduce brain bleeding

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There’s a study in Sweden saying exercise might be good for your brain. The scientists found that people who move around a lot had less bleeding in their brain.

They looked at 686 people who had brain bleeding between 2014 and 2019.

What is Brain Bleeding?

Brain bleeding is a serious type of stroke. It can be life-threatening and often leads to severe consequences. The more severe the bleeding, the higher the risk of dangerous outcomes.

What Did They Find?

The scientists noticed that people who were active had less bleeding. They defined being active as doing light physical activities, like walking, dancing, gardening, swimming, or cycling, for at least four hours a week.

How Much Less Bleeding?

The active people had bleeding volumes that were 50% smaller. That’s a big difference! It means that staying active can really help protect our brains.

Who Were the Scientists?

The main scientist is Adam Viktorisson. He’s a student and a doctor at Sahlgrenska University Hospital. Other scientists were Thomas Skoglund and Katharina Stibrant Sunnerhagen, also from the same university.

What’s Next?

These findings give scientists a new way to understand brain bleeding. They hope that it will help them create better ways to prevent it. But they still need to study this more. For now, though, this is a big step forward.

Remember, regular exercise is not only good for your body, but it’s also beneficial for your brain. So, keep moving and stay healthy!

This study is published in the journal Stroke and Vascular Neurology if you want to check it out.

If you care about brain health, please read studies about how the Mediterranean diet could protect your brain health, and blueberry supplements may prevent cognitive decline.

For more information about brain health, please see recent studies about antioxidants that could help reduce dementia risk, and Coconut oil could help improve cognitive function in Alzheimer’s.

The study was published in Stroke and Vascular Neurology.

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