By Linda Hall • 18 March 2023 • 20:05
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY: Linked to better brain function when older
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Maintaining an exercise routine throughout adulthood helps to preserve mental sharpness and memory while staving off conditions like dementia, a University College London study concluded.
Even taking up exercise in your 60s is better for improving cognitive function than doing nothing at all, investigators found.
Over-69s who were physically active between at least one and four times a month performed best on cognitive tests, plus others gauging processing speed and memory, said the study’s lead author Dr Sarah-Naomi James.
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