Exercise and the Brain Blog

Want to Maintain Your Brain?

Recently I had dinner at a friend’s house. The guests included a couple I had never met, Jim and Mary. Someone mentioned that I write about fitness and healthy eating and that led to a discussion of Alzheimer’s, likely our … Continue reading

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What About Balance?

As we age we inevitably lose speed, endurance and muscle mass. Some of us lose these attributes at a slower rate than others due to a higher level of physical activity, but all of us still lose over time. Sorry, … Continue reading

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The Role of Exercise in Aging and Memory

I recently ran into Ken, an acquaintance whom I hadn’t seen in over six months. While I was embarrassed that I didn’t immediately recall his name, it became clear that he didn’t recall mine either. We both did the normal … Continue reading

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