Exercise Your Mind

Stay mentally sharp by hitting the gym! A new study conducted by researches at the Center for Brain Health at The University of Texas at Dallas found that engaging in physical exercise on a regular basis helps healthy aging adults to improve their mental memory, brain health and physical fitness.

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Couch potatoes between the ages of 55 and 75 were randomized to either an exercise program or a control group. After just 12 weeks, those in the exercise group showed an increase in brain blood flow to the hippocampus, the key brain region affected by Alzheimer’s disease. It shows evidence that it’s never too late to make exercise a part of a healthy and smart lifestyle.

Source: Good Health Lifestyles