Prevention (USA)

Exercise Protects the Aging Brain


Don’t quit exercising as you get older, says a study in Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Associatio­n. Postmortem brain scans of active elderly people showed that they had more of a class of proteins associated with healthy cognition, even in brains riddled with the toxic ones linked to Alzheimer’s and other neurodegen­erative diseases, which may indicate protective effects of exercise. Try walking some extra steps starting today, and if you’d like a challenge, there’s still time to sign up for our spring Virtual Walk. Flip to page 41 to learn how to register!

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