Train your brain

Weight Watchers Magazine (Australia) - - News -

Stud­ies show phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity helps pre­vent cog­ni­tive im­pair­ment and de­men­tia in older peo­ple. Sports physi­cians at Goethe Univer­sity in Frank­furt, Ger­many, ex­am­ined the ef­fects of a 30-minute ex­er­cise bike sesh, three times a week over 12 weeks, on brain metabolism and mem­ory in 60 par­tic­i­pants, aged be­tween 65 and 85. Their con­clu­sion? Reg­u­lar phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity not only en­hances fit­ness, it also pro­tects brain cells. So what’s the best in­ci­den­tal ac­tiv­ity for age­ing mus­cles? Try swim­ming, wa­ter aer­o­bics, walk­ing, cy­cling or ca­noe­ing.

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