By Euro Weekly News Media • 10 November 2012 • 13:00
SPORT in middle age could boost your brain power, say researchers.
A study of overweight men, with the average age of 49, who started exercising twice a week for a few months, found that as their waistline shrunk, their mental agility grew. After a four month period, they performed better on mental tasks, including tests of attention, processing speed and short-term memory.
Experts at the University of Montreal (Canada) believe the men’s brains benefited when the health of their arteries improved as their brains also made better use of oxygen.
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