How much should seniors exercise to improve brain function?

Author: Ana Sandoiu
Citation: Medical News Today,  2018, All rights reserved

To boost their reasoning skills and the brain's processing speed, seniors may need to exercise for 52 hours over a period of 6 months, concludes a new study. The good news is that low-intensity exercise such as walking has the same benefits — as long as it's carried out for this length of time.

As more and more research keeps pointing out, exercise does wonders for our brain. For instance, a recent study that Medical News Today reported on, shows that running protects our memory from the harmful effects of stress. Additionally, research has shown that exercise helps to prevent the aging of the brain and to keep mild cognitive impairment (MCI) — a precursor of dementia in seniors — at bay. (To read the entire article, click here)

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