Running throughout middle age can help prevent memory decline, study shows
Sticking to a regular running regimen throughout middle age may help prevent or slow memory loss associated with getting older, according to a new study.
Scientists at universities in the United States and Mexico are adding to the growing evidence of running’s benefits to brain health with research looking specifically at the effects of regular exercise on neurons formed in early adulthood. Their findings, published in the journal eNeuro, show long-term running not only promotes the survival of these neurons, but also their integration into a network relevant to the maintenance of memory encoding during aging. … [read more]