Japanese research team: while listening to music movement to prevent Alzheimer
Xinhua Tokyo July 25 sports news (Reporter blue construction) exercise can prevent Alzheimer's has been known, but side movement while listening to music, the prevention of Alzheimer's effect will be a higher level. This is a research team in Japan has announced the findings.
Mie University Graduate School Associate Professor Masayuki Sato led the research team to the increasing aging of southern Mie Prefecture Kiho-cho Mihama-cho and the elderly as an object, from the autumn of 2011, the implementation of a one-year follow-up survey.
In the two-cho, a total of 119 healthy elderly people over the age of 65 participated in the experiment, these elderly people were divided into three groups, the first group to do exercise while listening to music, the second set of simple exercise, and the third group did not campaign , just check brain function. Sports include walking, muscle strength training, breathing and other 10 projects, each 60 minutes, lasted 39 times.
When checking a year later, was found in computing power and memory tests (out of 30), the first group to get 28.7 points, the second group to get 27.8, the third group to get 27.2 points; In the copying test (out of 15 points), the first group to get 14.3 points, the second and third groups are 14.1 points.
The first group of many elderly people to reflect, "love to forget the past, but now feel that memory has improved," "through the activities in everyday life do not use the muscles, that the brain is more flexible," and "daily life will not consciously walk, and after training in rhythmic walk, posture changed for the better after exercise is also very pleasant mood ";" walk faster, and a little wrestling ";" Because there is music, and I feel very relaxed, feel the movement very pleasant. "
Earlier research has shown that exercise can help prevent Alzheimer's, and this study showed that there is musical accompaniment during exercise, can better improve cognitive abilities.
The research team believes that the music itself can improve athletic results, and not simply a movement with music movement, or some cognitive problems, can exercise the brain, in addition, the music will stimulate the parietal lobe (Parietallobe), recognized the improvement of visual space know.
Masayuki Sato said: "This experiment is noteworthy point is that, with the rhythm of the music in a certain movement of the body, the effect will be even better this is because, while the movement while listening to music, rhythm and tempo song analysis to determine whether the movement in tune. then the result is fed back to its own movement, a series of operations which must be carried out simultaneously, is itself quite complex cognitive task. Moreover, aerobic singing itself, so there is no movement and the movement of the musical accompaniment accompaniment compared improve cognitive function better. "
Kiho-cho Mihama-cho and that this results in the government, the group has opened a campaign while listening to music classrooms, dedicated to the prevention of dementia.