Aging Brains

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The New York Times Well column reporter Gretchen Reynolds writes in a recent article that ‘sedentary, older adults who took aerobic dance classes twice a week showed improvements in brain areas critical for memory and thinking’ according to a newly published study. “Unconnected portions of the brain’s memory center start interacting in complex and healthier new ways after regular exercise, sharpening memory function”.

Exercise can change how crucial portions of our brain communicate as we age, improving aspects of thinking and remembering, according to a fascinating new study of aging brains and aerobic workouts.

Gretchen Reynolds in the New York Times

In older people, regular physical activity helps slow the usual loss of brain volume, which may help to prevent age-related memory loss and possibly lower the risk of dementia, writes Reynolds

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