- Published: Wednesday, 11 February 2015 21:22
Walking Can Delay Brain Decline
In the USA the University of Pittsburgh has done a study of men and women aged 60 to 80 taking short walks three times a week. The results show that, over the course of a year, this physical activity increased the size of those brain regions that are linked to planning and memory. Professor Kirk Erickson, a neuroscientist in charge of this study, said, “With modest amounts of exercise, we were able to increase the size of these structures that typically deteriorate and precede the cognitive complaints that often come in late adulthood.”
As this is not a very taxing task, let’s put our walking shoes on three times per week to reverse the age clock of our brains!