Everyone has heard how beneficial exercise is, after all it is on television, radio, newspapers, magazines, etc. Now comes a new article from HealthDay about research from the U. S. National Institure on Aging that showed walking six to nine miles a week can help maintain a healthy brain. The study began in 1989 following 300 healthy adults with an average age of 78. All the participants started with good physical and mental health.
During the study, the exercise patterns of the participants were tracked and those who walked at least six to nine miles a week retained more of their brain size. The study also found that the chances of developing memory impairment were cut in half. Sounds like making sure you keep active as you get older is even more important than we previously thought. There is also a great link to the U. S. National Institute on Aging at the bottom of the article.