Walking may help protect your “little gray cells”

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Walking may help preserve brain mass and, more importantly, guard against memory loss. Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh studied the walking patterns of 299 “dementia-free” elderly participants (average age 78 years). They then tracked their development 9 and 13 years later. Results showed that those participants who walked 6 to 9 miles miles per week had greater gray matter volume and had “cut their risk of developing memory problems in half.” Click below for a news release from the American Academy of Neurology.

 

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