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Aerobic Exercise Boosts Older Bodies and Minds, Reviews Suggests

Posted by BeWell A.

Aerobic exercise could give older adults a boost in brainpower, according to a recent review of studies from the Netherlands.

“Aerobic physical exercises that improve cardiovascular fitness also help boost cognitive processing speed, motor function and visual and auditory attention in healthy older people,” said lead review author Maaike Angevaren.

Around age 50, even healthy older adults begin to experience mild declines in cognition, such as occasional memory lapses and reduced ability to pay attention. Convincing evidence shows that regular exercise contributes to healthy aging, but could the types of exercise a person does influence his or her cognitive fitness?

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