As regular readers know, I feel strongly about the importance of exercise for everyone. Our bodies are organic machines that need to move to remain healthy. Also, few people appreciate that the brain benefits as much as the muscles from exercise.
Now comes a Mayo Clinic study that adds to our positive evidence.
Combining mentally stimulating activities, such as using a computer, with moderate exercise decreases your odds of having memory loss more than computer use or exercise alone, a Mayo Clinic study shows. Previous studies have shown that exercising your body and your mind will help your memory but the new study, published in a May issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, reports a synergistic interaction between computer activities and moderate exercise in “protecting” the brain function in people better than 70 years old.
Researchers studied 926 people in Olmsted County, Minn., ages 70 to 93, who completed self-reported…
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