It has long been known that exercise improves brain function and helps prevent cognitive decline, especially in older people. Specifically, aerobic exercise helps people function better, both physically and mentally. And it helps to regulate mood and behavior. We can use all the help we can get for our mood right now, right? As we’re staying home more, it’s a bit more difficult to get some aerobic (or any) exercise in. I want to share the best low impact exercise equipment you can use at home. And at the end, you’ll find a video on Yoga for Beginners.

I’m sure you know that low impact exercise means low impact on your feet, knees, hips so you have less risk of injury, short or long term. Some good examples are stationary bikes, trampolines, yoga, dancing, resistance training and weights, situps, and pushups. Jogging or jumping on a hard surface is high impact on your feet and joints.

There are a lot of reasons to stay active. In reviewing some research, I found an article called Physical Activity and Brain Health by Italian researchers, Di Liegro, C., Schiera, G., Prioa, P., and Di Liegro, I.  (2019). In it, they describe a lot of research on exercise and brain health. And it’s not just brain health exercise effects, it’s total health. Exercise affects insulin resistance positively, it actually increases