Participants of KAYEC’s After School Centre in Otjiwarongo will learn how to ride bicycles during their weekly activities.
Researchers from the University of Illinois found that a ﬁve percent improvement in cardio-respiratory ﬁtness from cycling led to an improvement of up to 15 percent in mental tests. That’s because cycling helps build new brain cells in the hippocampus — the region responsible for memory, which deteriorates from the age of 30.
“It boosts blood ﬂow and oxygen to the brain, which ﬁres and regenerates receptors, explaining how exercise helps ward off Alzheimer’s,” says the study’s author, Professor Arthur Kramer. Extracted from Bike Radar at https://www.bikeradar.com/advice/fitness-and-training/30-great-benefits-of-cycling/