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Exercise Can Reverse The Effects Of Alcohol?

Time to revive this blog and what better way to start than to discover that exercise can reverse the effects of alcohol! An abundance of research has proven that exercise generates blood flow and therefore oxygen to the brain, which helps with neurogenesis (the creation of new brain cells or neurons) and slows brain shrinkage. However, new research at the University of Colorado has shown that cardiovascular exercise can decrease white-matter damaged by alcohol. Check out this article for more info:

Exercise to reverse the effects of alcohol Working out can help former heavy drinkers limit the damage alcohol has done to their brain.

New research has found that aerobic exercise may alleviate some of the white-matter damage caused by heavy drinking.

Previous studies have shown aerobic exercise can slow cognitive decline and decrease negative neural changes associated with normal ageing and several diseases. 

The new study investigated if aerobic exercise may also prevent or repair alcohol-related neurological damage, finding that it may in fact protect white matter from alcohol-related damage.

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We all enjoy the occasional tipple now and again but no one really knows about the negative effect it’s having on us. At least now with the knowledge that exercise can reverse the effects of alcohol, we can at least attempt to alleviate the damage we do to ourselves. Aerobic exercise is also the number one method for emotional renewal, according to Tony Schwartz who wrote The Power Of Full Engagement and therefore the best stress reliever on the planet. Since stress causes brain shrinkage, this is yet another reason to make exercise a priority in your daily routine. Did you find this article useful? Please share!




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