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Exercise Can Make Your Brain a Decade 'Younger' Than Your Calendar Age

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  • Exercise improves memory and cognition, and helps stave off dementia. Strength training — and working your leg muscles in particular — has been shown to have a particularly strong impact on brain function and memory
  • Among seniors, engaging in medium-to-high intensity exercise can slow brain aging by as much as 10 years
  • Exercise also helps dispel depression — in many cases more effectively than antidepressants — and purges your body of stress chemicals associated with stress-related depression

By Dr. Mercola

If you want to protect your cognitive health as you age, or even improve your memory and brain function, exercise should be at the top of your to-do list. Compelling evidence shows exercise improves memory and cognition, and helps stave off dementia.


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