Move­ment can help to keep brain cells ac­tive

South Waikato News - - SPORT - By HEATHER GABY

Toko­roa Hash House Har­ri­ers meet this evening, Wed­nes­day, at 6pm, at the Olde Es­tab­lish­ment on Man­ner­ing St. The group runs and walks rain, hail or shine. Join this very so­cial group for some sum­mer ac­tiv­ity. Brain ex­er­cises If you’re still not ex­er­cis­ing this may help change your mind.

Re­searchers re­veal that phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity not only keeps your mus­cles healthy, it also boosts the growth of new nerve cells and im­proves learn­ing and mem­ory. Sci­en­tists have found that phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity – even just a lit­tle bit – may help peo­ple keep their minds ac­tive and, in older peo­ple, help stop the on­set of de­men­tia. Did you know? Af­ter the age of 30, our bod­ies typ­i­cally lose an av­er­age of 2.2kg of mus­cle ev­ery 10 years.

If our weight stays the same (and whose does?) that mus­cle is re­placed by fat. Weight train­ing is the most ef­fec­tive way to ad­dress this. Cricket World Cup in Pu­taruru Ki­wis­port Cricket Of­fi­cer, Carl Sch­warz, has been work­ing in Pu­taruru over the past cou­ple of weeks, rais­ing the in­ter­est and skills of ju­niors in cricket.

On Wed­nes­day, De­cem­ber 8 a Pu­taruru and district schools Cricket World Cup event will be held at Pu­taruru Pri­mary school start­ing at 10.30am.

Teams of eight in years five, six, seven and eight will be com­pet­ing to find out the top school teams through­out the day.

This free event is an­other ser­vice from the Sport Waikato Ki­wis­port pro­gramme which has been work­ing through­out the Waikato this year.

Spec­ta­tors and sup­port­ers are wel­come.

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