Brains of elderly people who exercise look 10 years younger

Brains of elderly people who exercise look 10 years younger

Not CLL related, but yet another benefit of exercise:

newscientist.com/article/20...

"While moderate-to-heavy exercise seems to stave off decline in cognitive processing – the time it takes a person to process an idea or come up with an answer – the results show that such physical activity can only delay memory loss if people begin exercising before the onset of symptoms."

Neil

Photo:  Of course there's nothing wrong with having a well earned rest during your exercise at appropriate points in your exercise routine...

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  • Also on that subject Neil.  I heard on abc radio today actually, that even if not able  to do exercises for eg if disabled old and frail actually thinking or visualising doing exercise has a similar effect. Say if you sat on an excercise  bike and just thought about cycling was an example.  Visualisation is a powerful thing. Reminds me of laughter yoga which tricks the brain into thinking you are happy!! Or even if you put an a fake smile the same thing.

    Sheila in Fremantle 

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