Regular exercise like walking improves brain power

1 Feb 2011

 

The BBC Online reported here that

 

Walking for 40 minutes a few times a week is enough to preserve memory and keep ageing brains on top form, research shows.

 

It goes on to say that

 

Moderate exercise increased the size of the hippocampus, an area of the brain that makes memories, in 120 volunteers.

The year-long trial, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, showed performance on memory tests also improved.

 

 

 

 

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