Dementia reduction and HIIT exercise linked

5 July 2022

Naomi Ferstera from UQ’s School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences featured in The Senior talking about the benefit of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) on long-term brain health.

PhD Candidate and Clinical Exercise Physiologist, Mrs Ferstera said high-intensity training was extremely effective at improving cardiorespiratory fitness, which was associated with good cognitive function, while also being time-efficient and potentially more enjoyable than other forms of exercise.

"When it comes to the type of training, adherence is key, which means the best type of training is the type you will enjoy and continue to do," Mrs Ferstera said.

"The take-home message is any form of exercise at any dose is definitely going to be better than nothing.

"So find something you enjoy and don't stop doing it."

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