I remember reading a while back that only aerobic exercise significantly increased BDNF--one of the main elements implicated in improving cognitive health due to exercise. Recently I've been seeing that it is more intensity dependent. ANyone come across similar evidence?
asked byjack_3 (716)
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on June 13, 2012
at 08:55 PM
There was a study last year that showed sprinters have higher BDNF than sedentary people, and international sprinters have higher BDNF than domestic sprinters. Make of that what you will, but I think they do more sprinting and/or strength training than the domestic athletes and the relationship is causal.
There wasn't a comparison with joggers though.