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Exercise Now, Your Brain Will Thank You Later

New study shows exercise related to brain size

BY February 16, 2016


If you don’t already, get on that treadmill now. It could help your brain later in life.

We all know fitness is good for your body. But more studies are showing it’s good for your mind, as well.

A study in Neurology found that people who didn’t exercise in middle age tended to have smaller brains two decades later than those with better physical fitness. Brain atrophy can be related to an increased risk in dementia.

"The broad message is that health and lifestyle choices that you make throughout your life may have consequences many years later," said study author Nicole Spartano of Boston University.


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