Study: People Who Exercise Have Larger Brains Later in Life
Joyce Park stashed this in Fitness
This study may or may not contradict a previous longitudinal study of nuns which led many to believe that MENTAL activity was the best preventative for Alzheimer's -- which led to a cottage industry in crossword puzzles and Brain Age games. In fact a pair of running shoes might be a better bet.
The best bet is to do some of each.
healthy living for all!
Does having a larger brain help? Or is it that the brain stays active that's significant?
I was thinking something along similar lines: what is the usefulness of this study?
Let's cover all the bases, with a kickstarter for a treadmill with a electronic sudoku/crossword built in.
You could achieve the same effect with a smartphone app that tells you when to walk and when to do sudokus and crosswords...
I guess when it comes to old people brains, bigger is better. Atrophy is no bueno.
Does size of brain connote activity?
Well, I do know that leading a sedentary lifestyle carries a higher risk of cancer than smoking... so I'll buy this.
Is the solution to that to stand more? Walk more? Run more? All of the above?