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Aerobic Exercise and Your Brain

Posted Oct 20 2008 9:31am

In the latest British Journal of Sports Medicine, Drs. Arthur F. Kramer and Kirk I. Erickson report that regular aerobic exercise can help reverse mental decline (Source here ).  

As part of their research, Kramer and Erickson conducted a 6-month study where adults aged 60-75 walked briskly for 45 minutes a day 3 days a week.  These subjects performed better on tasks such as planning, scheduling, and multi-tasking than those adults in the control group who only did non-aerobic stretching and toning activiites.

Based on their research and other research already done, Kramer and Erickson suggest that regular aerobic exercise can “reliably reverse age-related cognitive decline.”

Here we have more reason to get active now.  How many studies do we need done until we are motivated to get moving?  We know exercise is good for us and we know it can help us live healthier for longer.

Bottom line: Exercise, in all its forms, is good for us.  Get some.  

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