Thursday, September 04, 2008

Exercise and memory

An Australian study of 170 people aged 50 and over has added further evidence to the links between exercise and mental health. The participants in the study were divided into two groups: a control group and a group which took 2 1/2 hours of physical activity a week, ranging from walking and swimming to ballroom dancing. The participants' cognition was tested at intervals over an 18-month period and those who took part in physical activity continually out-scored the control group, which actually reported an overall decline in cognition.

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