Prenuvo’s AI Study Reveals Link Between Vigorous Physical Activity and Brain Health

August 22, 2023

By Sam Hashemi, Head of Artificial Intelligence at PrenuvoPaper Collaborators: Cyrus Raji, Somayeh Meysami, Sam Hashemi, Saurabh Garg, Nasrin Akbari, Thanh Duc Nguyen, Ahmed Gouda, Yosef Gavriel Chodakiewitz, Rajpaul Attariwala

Prenuvo is committed to pushing the boundaries of AI research to uncover the secrets to optimal health and well-being in our quest to change the healthcare paradigm to a proactive approach. Only with the eyes of AI were we able to glean previously unseen insights into physical activity’s impact on brain health.

Exercise and the BrainPhysical activity has long been hailed as a key factor in promoting overall wellness, but until recently, its influence on brain health was relatively unknown. Our 2023 research presented at the American Academy of Neurology found a compelling association between moderate to vigorous physical activity engagement and increased brain volumes—a promising indication of neural vitality. These findings highlight the transformative power of exercise and its potential role in enhancing overall brain health and reducing the risk of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s. Read on to learn what kind of physical activity is considered vigorous and why it impacts brain health.

Methodology8831 anonymized, consenting healthy individuals in North America for this study.

AI Research ModelsOur AI research models examined each patient’s Prenuvo’s whole-body MRI scans, which comprehensively imaged each individual from head to ankle, covering over 23 areas of the body.

ResultsOur study found that people who engaged in regular vigorous exercise demonstrated larger brain volumes—a promising metric of neural health. These new insights regarding vigorous physical activity, defined as labored breathing and a substantial increase in heart rate, highlight the potential of physical activity as a powerful tool for maintaining brain vitality.

Harnessing the Benefits: Incorporating Vigorous Physical Activity Into Your RoutineAs the profound impact of vigorous physical activity on brain health becomes increasingly evident, a pertinent question arises: How can individuals harness these benefits in their lives? Research provides valuable insights into the intricate connection between physical activity and brain health, with mounting evidence supporting vigorous exercise as a potent neuroprotective tool. Engaging in moderate to vigorous physical activity strengthens the body and enhances brain volumes—a promising indicator of neural health and vitality. Armed with this newfound knowledge about boosting brain health, embracing the transformative power of physical activity becomes a compelling opportunity to unlock the full potential of both mind and body.

Read the complete published paper here.

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