Different types of exercise affects growth and reverses aging in different types of the brain. The researchers explain that increased oxygen, hormones, and nutrient levels are why exercise benefits the brain, so I would add pranayam and inversions as “exercises” that are excellent for brain health.
Cycling or running prevents dementia, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s-just one more reason to bike to work!
At the end of the article it says that a 50-year-old yogi’s brain looks more like a 25-year-old’s brain.
Here’s a link to the article: http://consciouslifenews.com/new-finding-different-types-exercise-affect-different-parts-brain/11121031/