March 24, 2008
Get Fit, Stay Sharp
Crossword puzzles or learning a new language are great ways to preserve your memory as you age. It's also been shown that exercise can prevent or even reverse some age-related changes that occur in the brain.
Seniors who took an hourlong walk three days a week for six months experienced increases in brain volume, particularly in frontal areas that are associated with memory and that tend to shrink with age. On scans, their brains looked like those of people three years younger.
Posted by Lisa at March 24, 2008 7:33 AM
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