Workout for your mind

You know all too well that working out is good for your body. But did you know it’s also good for your brain? A recent study of 33 people with an average age of 70 showed those who exercised 4 days a week for 6 months had cognitive functions improve. What does that mean exactly? They were better at multitasking, processing information and selective attention. (And the changes were greater in women than in men.)

A larger study showed moderate exercise in midlife showed a 39% reduction in the odds of developing mild cognitive impairment. (So, hopefully you won't do stupid things like buy fancy sports cars when you turn 50 ...)

Researchers don’t know exactly why this is true, but they think it’s because of better blood flow to the brain. I think it’s because you’ve got nothing to do but think while you’re working out. I don't have the energy to do anything else!

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“Workout for your mind”