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Exercise - Good for the Aging Brain

Physical activity has an incredibly protective effect on the brain and all of its mental processes. Noted benefits of exercise include : - an increase in the num­ber of new cells formed in the hip­pocam­pus (the hip­pocam­pus is cru­cial for learn­ing and memory) - an increase in blood flow to the brain - a dramatic increase in the num­ber of con­nec­tions between neurones, - an increase in brain volume (especially in the frontal and tem­po­ral areas of the brain involved in exec­u­tive con­troll and, again, memory processes). Based on exercise and health data from nearly 5,000 men and women over 65 years of age, those who exercised were less likely to lose their mental abilities or develop dementia, including Alzheimer's. Get your parents on the program! Check out this old lady: Johanna QUAAS is 86 years old, competing in a Gymnastics event in Germany. I bet she's sharp as a tack! Today's Strength Element: Sumo Deadlift 2, 2, 2, 2 Today's Workout: Sasquatch 21, 18, 15, 12, 9, 6, 3 SDHP (75/55 lbs) Push Press (75/55lbs) A