Walk your way to a fitter brain
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.