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Walking changes the brain

Psychologists asked a group of previously sedentary older people to walk for 40 minutes 3 times a week, for a period of a year. The researchers looked for changes in brain structure over time. They found changes to the hippocampus area of the brain: the part associated with memory and spatial reasoning. This effect was not found for those who had carried out stretching exercises.

Scientific American Article

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