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This Type of Exercise Can Actually Make You Smarter

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  • A review of more than 100 studies revealed that both aerobic and resistance training are important for maintaining cognitive and brain health in old age
  • Moderate exercise can reverse normal brain shrinkage by 2 percent, effectively reversing age-related hippocampus degeneration, which is associated with dementia and poor memory, by one to two years
  • Exercise encourages your brain to work at optimum capacity by causing nerve cells to multiply, strengthening their interconnections and protecting them from damage
  • Strive to keep your workout regimen dynamic with a variety of activities, including high-intensity, burst-type activities like Peak Fitness, strength training, stretching, core work and more

By Dr. Mercola

Your brain can shrink up to 15 percent as you get older, and this size decrease is associated with dementia, poor memory and other mental health issues like depression.


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