Research published in Neurology has shown that taking part in exercise can take 10 years off your mind age.
Clinton Wright, who wrote the study, said: “Our study showed that for older people, getting regular exercise may be protective, helping them keep
their cognitive abilities longer. “
The participants were asked several questions about their exercising habits two weeks before. They were given tests of memory and thinking skills
and a brain MRI seven years later. The study showed that the more exercise the elders did, the better their brains were.
The transformation was equal to 10 years of aging. They also factored in aspects such as smoking, alcohol use, high blood pressure and BMI with
the results remaining the same.
“Our results suggest that moderate to intense exercise may help older people delay aging of the brain, but more research from randomized clinical
trials comparing exercise programs to more sedentary activity is needed to confirm these results.”
Exercise can keep your mind sharp and agile. There is never a better time to start than today, do it for your future self.