Sharpen your mind with exercise

More evidence has arrived showing us that 150 minutes of weekly moderate to vigorous exercise is just as important as the Cross Word and Sudoku in keeping our brains firing as we age. The study reported in Neurology Now used MRI scans to record brain activity and found that this was strongest in the most physically active participants. An interesting aspect was that the study utilised higher levels of physical activity including jogging, cycling and swimming in participants. This certainly supports my view that there is no reason why ‘medically fit’ older adults can’t work at this moderate to vigorous intensity when they exercise. Active aging at it’s best!

-Kristin Lewis

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