Physical Fitness May Be Tied To Slower Memory Decline

We are currently facing the most sedentary generation of children in our history, Kass said. The new study was led by Grant Tomkinson, an exercise physiologist at the University of South Australia. Researchers analyzed 50 studies on running fitness a key measure of cardiovascular health and endurance involving 25 million children ages 9 to 17 in 28 countries from 1964 to 2010. The studies measured how far children could run in 5 to 15 minutes and how quickly they ran a certain distance, ranging from half a mile to two miles. Max Workouts review Todays kids are about 15 percent less fit than their parents were, researchers concluded.

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“Ten years ago, people were more skeptical about a relationship between exercise and the brain, but studies like this helps us realize that exercise has profound effects,” Barnes told Reuters Health. “The key message here is that being more physically fit may help someone keep their memory sharper with age,” she said. Wendell and her colleagues were not trying to determine why exercise might help prevent memory decline in their study. But they said past research suggests exercise may have a direct effect on signal-sending cells in the brain and other components of brain structure and function. Researchers agreed future work on the subject still needs to be done.

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