Walking or gentle stretches improve memory

It is a fact that certain areas of our brain usually begin shrinking with age, leading to memory loss or slower thinking. Recent studies reveal that with a brisk walk of three hours, this process could be stopped or even reversed!!

Researchers at University of Illinois examined adults in the age group of 60 to 80, who led a sedentary lifestyle. They were kept on a stretching and toning plan or walking. After about six months, the MRI scan results of these individuals revealed that their brain looked three years younger in comparison to others of the same age group who never took to walking or other exercises.