How Working Out Keeps Your Brain Literally 10 Years Younger
Working out keeps your brain young, suggests a new study from Columbia University and the University of Miami. Researchers asked people over age 40 about their exercise habits and tested their cognitive abilities. The scientists checked in five years later to test their brains again. Some mental skills to dwindle around age 30, says study author Clinton Wright, M.D. But the participants who did moderate-to-intense workouts like running or swimming experienced significantly less…
Exercise also fights diabetes, hypertension, and inflammation—conditions that could slowly damage your brain, he says.
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