Wanna be Smarter? Exercise More…

Writer Alexandra Sifferlin takes a look at which is more beneficial to keeping the mind healthy: Exercise or brain puzzles/games. This article on the Time Healthland website reads:

“In recent years, as more research reveals the benefits of staying both physically and mentally active into the golden years, health officials have been urging older people to exercise more and stay mentally engaged by maintaining a rich network of friends and family connections and by learning new skills to keep their brains sharp. Crossword puzzles, learning a new language, playing board games — anything that requires some thought can do the trick.

But researchers wanted to know whether physical activity or mental activity was better at keeping cognitive functions intact, or whether there was something about the combination that helped elderly stay sharp. So in the new study…”

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