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Exercise: Best bet for staying sharp as you age

Physically active people have less brain shrinkage and deterioration than those who got less exercise, according to a study of almost 700 people born in 1936 recently published in the Journal Neurology.

In addition, researchers reported finding little cognitive benefit against aging in intellectual activities like crossword puzzles, sodoku, reading and socializing with family and friends.

If you can’t move well…or it hurts to move…you exercise less. Unlocking motion and strengthening balance and motion is the essence of a PosturePractice, and is one reason we say, ” Move well to Age Well”.


Neurology. 2012 Oct 23;79(17):1802-1808.Neuroprotective lifestyles and the aging brain: Activity, atrophy, and white matter integrity. Gow AJ, Bastin ME, Muñoz Maniega S, Valdés Hernández MC, Morris Z, Murray C, Royle NA, Starr JM, Deary IJ, Wardlaw JM.


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