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Want a younger, quicker thinking brain? Here’s how!

New research out of Columbia University and the University of Miami, points towards the effect of exercise on keeping the brain young and healthy.

Author of the study, Clinton Wright M.D, highlighted the way in which some mental skills begin to decline around the age of 30. As a result of this intrigue, he began research to delve into the matter.

Researchers collected a group of people over the age of 40 and recorded exercise habits and tested cognition. 5 years later, they checked in with these people and analysed the results.

Wright found that the people who did moderate intensity workouts such as running or swimming experienced a significantly lower decline in cognition over this 5 year period; better memory and quicker thinking!

According to some researchers’ models, a lifetime of moderate exercise can reduce your “brain age” by up to 10 years! Imagine that!
This is partly due to the way in which physical activity boosts blood flow to the brain, delivering more oxygen and nutrients as well as removing toxins more rapidly.

As a result, neurologist Dr Wright suggests to his patients to get that heart rate up as often as possible and get exercising!

You know what that means, get up and active as much as possible!

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