Looking to protect your cognitive abilities into old age? Stay active!

Looking to protect your cognitive abilities into old age? Stay active!

The Northern Manhattan Study team at Columbia University has found a link between physical activity and prevention of cognitive declines as we age. Older adults who maintained a moderate to high level of physical activity over 5 years were compared to those who engaged on low or no physical activity. Those in the no/low physical activity group saw greater declines in memory and processing speed over 5 years than those in the moderate/high group.

Moral of the story: Get active and stay active! It’s good for your body and your mind!

Read more of the original research paper here.

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