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  • Writer's pictureJulie Manley

Exercise could slow declining effect of Alzheimer’s.

Imaging shows less brain deterioration in physically active people at high risk for dementia.

Another study showing the positive effects of exercise on our brain! This is extremely exciting how many studies are showing the benefits of exercise on Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, the “aging brain” and Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Here's a few quick points from the article:

Aerobic exercise (half-hour workout 4-5 times weekly) slowed the loss of brain volume in the hippocampus in elderly people with amyloid brain plaques and memory problems compared to those that did flexibility training only.

"Although the interventions didn't stop the hippocampus from getting smaller, even slowing down the rate of atrophy through exercise could be an exciting revelation."

His latest research builds upon numerous studies suggesting links between fitness and brain health. 

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