Updated Trends: Walking Can Preserve Brain Size And Memory, According To New Research
A new study has suggests that walking daily helps a person’s memory in the long run. The US study states that if a person manages to walk, for around six to nine miles in a weak, it might slow down the memory deterioration part in the old age and also preserve the size of the brain.
Researchers of the study believe in the theory, “That physical activity helps to preserve grey matter volume in late adulthood, which in turns protects memory function, but there have not been enough studies following a sizeable group of elderly people for a good number of years to back this with evidence.”
The data of 299 adults of 78 years of age was analyzed. They belonged to the Cardiovascular Health Cognition Study, during which these researchers had taken samples of grey matter volume and also of physical activity.
The study by Dr Kirk I. Erickson, from the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania concluded that, if people exercise regularly in midlife, then it could result in the health of a person’s brain improving later in life, especially in terms of memory.