Seniors who exercise regularly and do moderate to intense workouts retained more of their mental skills than those who exercise little to none at all. The reason is still uncertain but exercise could pump more blood to the brain, enhancing brain cell connections. There is a possibility that people who exercise more are mentally strong and healthier to begin with but the possibility that it could improve brain function is worth studying further.
- Older adults who exercise regularly could buy an extra decade of good brain functioning,
- found that seniors who got moderate to intense exercise retained more of their mental skills over the next five years
- The findings do not prove that exercise itself slows brain aging
“Older adults who exercise regularly could buy an extra decade of good brain functioning, a new study suggests.”