Social Contact, Regular Exercise Key To Living Longer

Often, loneliness is accompanied by a sedentary lifestyle, which can significantly weaken one’s health. Simple exercise such as walking regularly at a good pace can’t just cut the risk of cardiovascular and Alzheimer’s disease by 50 percent — it can also clearly slow down the normal aging process of an older person’s brain, Kirk Erickson of the University of Pittsburgh told AFP. p90X3 results At the conference, the assistant professor of psychology presented new details of a study published in 2011 that involved 120 people aged 65 and older. – Older brain ‘highly modifiable’ – With age, the brain shrinks, he said.
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Aging well exercise, mental stimulation, social activity

And exercise is one way to modify it.” Erickson pointed to studies of people ages 59 to 81 who were all free of dementia. Those who exercised more frequently, who did something as simple as taking a brisk walk three times a week, had a larger hippocampus, the part of the brain associated with memory and spatial navigation, he said. After a year of this exercise, they showed an actual increase in the size of the hippocampus. Greater hippocampus volume correlates with improvement in memory. Scientists also addressed the http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/p90x3-reviews/sbwire-455028.htm need to stay mentally active.
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