I found this informative article by Celia Dodd about the cognitive benefits of exercise. Researchers at the University of Canberra in Australia found that regular aerobic exercise dramatically improved cognitive abilities such as thinking, reading, learning and reasoning.
Muscle strengthening, meanwhile, had a significant impact on memory and the brain’s ability to plan and organise.
All this is an excellent reason to re-think the exercise you do, with research showing that even those who have done little exercise before the age of 60 can see cognitive benefits almost immediately.
Increasing your walking speed to brisk, carrying the shopping home rather than getting the car out, and digging the garden can make a huge difference. Consider signing up to a regular exercise class (strength and conditioning, spinning, pilates) to increase the motivation to complete regular exercise and enjoyment exercising in a group.
You can read the full article here:
Right… Im off to my Pilates Class! 🙂
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