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!