“Mild cognitive impairment is also a recognized risk factor for increasing dementia. Seniors with the condition develop Alzheimer’s disease at much higher rates than those of the same age with sharper memories.”
Gretchen Reynold’s New York Time’s article, Getting a Brain Boost Through Exercise, explains that women who had exercised, either by walking or weight training, performed better on almost all of the cognitive tests after six months than they had before. Studies are being done on women who had been found to have mild cognitive impairment, a condition that makes a person’s memory and thinking more muddled than would be expected at a given age, to show that exercise can help improve this condition.
But the women who had exercised, either by walking or weight training, performed better on almost all of the cognitive tests after six months than they had before. While both exercise groups improved almost equally on tests of spatial memory, the women who had walked showed greater gains in verbal memory than the women who had lifted weights. So get out there and start exercising! It is not only good for your body, but for your brain health, too!