(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
OCTOBER 24, 2012Jenny 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.’ Read more: Daily Mail