Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Should You Exercise? Part 3

Are you concerned that you are losing your mental edge as you grow older? Are you forgetting names, places and things? Along with aging goes some degree of forgetfulness, but you are not powerless if you want to maintain your mental edge. There are nutritional guidelines that we will discuss in another blog. Certain foods enhance memory. There is also exercise.

Many studies have shown that physical exercise helps older people stay sharp and helps to retain mental abilities. Aerobic exercise produces beneficial changes in brain cells. Researchers using brain scans have documented that people age 55 to 79 who stay fit physically actually slow the age-related decline in brain density. This is another reason why we say that exercise is the world's best medicine.

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