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Strengthening Your Body Strengthens Your Mind

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  • Strength training boosts brain function and improves memory; just 20 minutes of strength training was found to enhance long-term memory by about 10 percent
  • A study involving sets of twins found leg strength was a better predictor of brain health than any other lifestyle factor. The twin with more leg strength maintained her mental abilities better than the twin with weaker legs
  • Daily walking has been found to trigger an anti-aging process, and recent research suggests it may add anywhere from three to seven years to your lifespan

By Dr. Mercola

There are many reasons to exercise. Protecting your brain health and optimizing your thinking ability is one of them. In fact, there's compelling evidence that exercise produces large cognitive gains, improves memory, and helps fight dementia.


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