A recent report on CNN.com gives us yet another reason to stay active.  The report based on research performed by Nicole Spartano from the Boston University School of Medicine claims that those who stay active and have good physical condition around the age of 40 are likely to have less brain shrinkage later in life.  Researcher Spartano said, “we found that poor physical fitness in midlife was linked to more rapid brain aging two decades later.”  This decrease in brain shrinkage helps ward off dementia and cognitive decline.  Unfortunately, the opposite seems to be true.  Those who were not physically active around the age of 40 were more likely to have accelerated brain aging.

To read the report on CNN.com follow this link:  http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/15/health/poor-fitness-smaller-brain/index.html

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