I’ve previously blogged about the value of exercise. Just walking. Thirty minutes a day.
Remember, you have 23 1/2 hours left in the day to sleep, eat, sit on your butt, and stare at a screen. Just that 30 minutes a day makes big differences in your physical and mental health.
Now: research suggests that walking improves memory, and lessens the likelihood of dementia. All this, and the researchers only looked at people walking for periods of forty-five minutes, three times a week.
The part of the brain controlling memory, the hippocampus, became larger in a single year when measured before and after in 60 volunteers in the “intervention,” (i.e. walking) group.
I’m taking the dog for a walk. Talk to you soon.