March 25, 2012


Although everyone knows just how important exercise is to our bodies, not many realize the impact it can have on our brains. According to a study done at the University of Pittsburgh, we can decrease our risk to Alzheimer's and dementia by up to 60%. How can we achieve this? By taking a walk.

The study shows that people who take walks daily can reverse the shrinkage of the hippocampus by 3% as opposed to people who exercised and stretched daily. Normal shrinkage was seen in those who exercised daily.

I found this to be an interesting study because it shows that we can reverse some of the signs of aging in our brains at least. If we can improve our brains health maybe later on we will be able to find ways to make it even more powerful.

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