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Exercise Aids Concentration and Organization

By Matt McMillen , ,

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Exercise may help you concentrate and stay organized. Researchers recruited 160 older adults who did not exercise and had mild cognitive impairment; more than a third had diabetes. Participants who were randomly assigned to walk, jog, or cycle for 45 minutes (including a 10-minute warm-up) three times a week for six months scored five points higher on standard cognitive tests than those who remained inactive. Eating well boosted that score even higher. Those who exercised and followed the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) eating plan scored an additional four points. Talk to your doctor about the right exercise routine for you.
Source: Neurology, Jan. 15, 2019

 

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