How exercise helps you stay sharp

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By: IANS | New York |
Published: February 15, 2018 2:11 pm


The researchers determined that lower fitness levels were associated with weaker white matter, which in turn correlated with lower brain function. (Source: File Photo)

Engaging in regular physical activity is good for your brain too, suggests new research that found a link between a lower fitness level and faster deterioration of vital nerve fibres in the brain.

This deterioration results in cognitive decline, including memory issues characteristic of dementia patients.

The findings provide more evidence that exercise improves brain health and could be a lifesaving ingredient that prevents Alzheimer’s disease.

“This research supports the hypothesis that improving people’s fitness may improve their brain health and slow down the ageing process,” said study…

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