(Corbis ) Previous research has found regular exercise can cut the risk of developing dementia by a third, while other studies suggest keeping the brain active by doing crosswords, playing cards and computer work.
Short Bursts of Exercise Best Way to Keep Brain Young
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OCTOBER 24, 2012
Jenny Hope, Daily Mail

A new study found physical exercise - rather than mind-stretching activities - offers the best protection against excessive shrinking of the brain in later life. ‘This research reemphasises that it really is never too late to benefit from exercise, so whether it’s a brisk walk to the shops, gardening or competing in a fun run it is crucial that, those of us who can, get active as we grow older.’
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