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Physical Activity

Aerobic Activity Helps Build Bigger Brains

People already suffering mild cognitive impairment benefit most.

July 2014 — Another study has shown that aerobic activity, such as brisk walking, boosts your brain—actually increasing the size of the hippocampus, a key part of the inner brain involved in forming, storing and processing memory. When compared to an earlier study of cognitively healthy older adults, moreover, the findings suggest that aerobic exercise offers greatest benefits to those who need it most: people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), often a precursor to Alzheimer’s disease.

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