Mitochondria are the energy packs inside cells. Turns out, based on rodent studies from Johns Hopkins, an enzyme protects these every-ready physiologic batteries. And exercise boosts these enzymes, especially in the brain.
These enzymes are called SIRT3 enzymes.
What does this mean for YOU?
You want and need healthy mitochondria, especially inside your brain. And it turns out that what is good for your brain, happens to also be good for your heart.
Exercise is one major solution.
“Mitochondrial dysfunction”—well known to contribute to cognitive decline, mood disorders (like anxiety and depression), severe fatigue and heart disease—is “opposed” by robust EXERCISE.
Also, reproducible studies have shown that the bigger your belly, the smaller your brain volume.
So moral of this story? Eat less. Move more.