It is essential to keep our brains strong and active as we age. A study recently published in the journal, Neurology: Clinical Practice, reported that exercising may help thinking skills in aging adults. It showed that people who exercised at least 52 hours over six months, with around an hour per exercise session, had improved their brain function.
The study’s author said, “The data seem to suggest … you have to keep exercise up for a while before you start to see these changes actually impact your life in a positive manner.”
The type of physical activity didn’t have to be intense. The most common physical activity that was chosen by the study participants was walking. You can read more about it here: https://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=212677
Sometimes as we age it can be easy to forget how important it is that we keep our mind alert. Making time for physical activity can help! Staying active has also been shown to help fight hearing loss. Physical movement helps blood flow which has a favorable impact on our hearing health. If you choose to do regular walks, it’s also an excellent opportunity to bring a friend along for increased social engagement.
If you have been considering becoming more active, there is no better time than right now. Take advantage of this sunny summer weather and make yourself a schedule for when and how long you want to get moving.
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