Anita Kemp Ph.D. Blog

Ideas for a healthy body, mind and spirit.

More Benefits of Exercise

As if you needed more reasons to exercise. But here it is. Nicola Lautenschlager of the University of Western Australia found that regular physical exercise for 24 weeks led to 1,800% improvement in memory, language ability, attention and more. They did 20 minutes of exercise a day. Another study done at Harvard found similar benefits. That study concluded that the cognitive benefits of exercise was like decreasing your age by 3 years. Now these studies were done on older folks; however, the message is clear. Keeping the body in shape keeps the brain in shape. Do you need more reasons to get out and exercise? With everyone living longer and the dementia rates high for the elderly, I hope this will get you to move more now. Don’t wait to be elderly.

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June 17, 2012 - Posted by | weight management

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