High-intensity exercise improves memory, wards off dementia

Those who were inactive were at a similar risk to those who were genetically predisposed for dementia. Photo: Pexels

(Jennifer J. Heisz/ The Conversation) — For the first time in human history, older people outnumber younger people. This has created unique health challenges. Dementia may be one of the scariest — a debilitating condition that erases memories; a condition without a cure.

But dementia does not have to be your fate. Exercise protects our memories from being erased and our latest research shows that it is never too late to start. Our latest research suggests that the intensity of the exercise matters. (…)

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