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March 13, 2007

Exercise Enhances Age-Related Memory

Topics: Health Issues

According to US researchers, exercise initiates the growth of new brain cells in a region called the dentate gyrus, a part of the hippocampus that is known to be affected in the age-related memory decline that begins around age 30 for most humans. In the future, the researchers plan to attempt to identify the exercise regimen that is most beneficial to improve cognition and reduce normal memory loss, so that physicians may be able to prescribe specific types of exercise to improve memory.

So now that we know that exercise affects age-related memory loss, you'll probably want to work harder and get more aerobic exercise. But don't forget to get plenty of rest, because it turns out there's not only a link between exercise and memory, but also between sleep and memory.

Posted by Abdul at March 13, 2007 12:22 PM


Itn't there is also a link between happiness and memory?

Posted by: Patty at March 13, 2007 2:29 PM

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