Apart from reducing the risk of heart disease, diabetes or stroke, there are ample reasons to stay physically fit and active, especially for those persons who experience memory loss. Studies have proven that memory can be enhanced by several periods of aerobic exercises, like swimming, walking or running. Regular exercise, particularly those that get your heart and sweat glands working, is known to increase the size of that part of the brain involved in memory and thinking both directly and indirectly. The direct benefits include insulin and inflammation reduction and at the same time stimulation of growth factors. Indirect benefits like improved sleep, stress reduction and enhanced moods all contribute towards cognitive improvement. Making exercise a habit is the best medicine.
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