Dear GAA Friend,
Exercise and aging brains: Physical exercise may be even more urgent than mental exercise when it comes to keeping mentally sharp in old age, a new WebMD item suggests. A recent study of people in their early 70s found that those who engaged in regular physical exercise, such as walking, retained bigger brains than those who were inactive. Mental exercise, such as doing crossword puzzles, did not seem to effect the brain shrinkage associated with aging, researchers say. (WebMD)
Please write to us about how you manage to exercise: What is your favorite exercise? How do you make yourself DO IT? What do you like best about exercising? Send us your comments.
Have a great day! Susanne Paul for Global Action on Aging