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Aerobics For Brain Health In Older Adults

A new study published in the journal, Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, found that older adults who engage in aerobic exercise can boost brain health. Researchers found that, in addition to improving physical fitness, aerobic activities can enhance memory and brain function by increasing blood flow to the brain.

Science has shown that aging decreases mental efficiency, and memory decline is the No. 1 cognitive complaint of older adults.

One key region where researchers saw increases in brain blood flow was the anterior cingulate. The anterior cingulate has been linked to superior (mental ability) in late life.

It also found that those in the exercise group had an increased blood flow to the hippocampus, the key region affected by Alzheimer’s disease.

The combination of physical and mental exercise may be the best health measures to improve overall cognitive brain health. So, lets get moving!

Resource: Healthfinder.gov

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