Walk your way to a fit­ter brain

The Scotsman - - News -

TaK­InG a gen­tle short stroll a few times a week can help to im­prove the con­di­tion of the hu­man brain, strengthen its per­for­mance and help fight against the ef­fects of age­ing, new re­search has shown.

Sci­en­tists say mod­er­ate walk­ing can en­hance con­nec­tions be­tween the brain’s cir­cuits, com­bats a drop in brain func­tion linked to age­ing and even im­proves per­for­mance in rea­son­ing tasks.

The team found older adults who are more fit tend to be bet­ter at plan­ning, pri­ori­tis­ing, strate­gis­ing and multi-task­ing.

a spokesman for age Scot­land said: “It’s some­thing we’ve been push­ing for a while: for peo­ple to do just a lit­tle ex­tra bit of ex­er­cise.

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