You may want to start hitting that jogging track soon, as according to a new study, continuous exercise can help protect the brain from age-related degenerative diseases.

Posted on ScienceDaily.com, the study was done by psychologists and neuroimaging experts from the University of Edinburgh, who found that people over 70 years old who still regularly exercise have a lower chance of suffering from brain shrinkage, which can cause memory problems.

Analyzing the MRI scans of almost 700 people who were 70 years old and above, researchers revealed that those who exercised regularly had fewer damaged areas in their brain’s white matter, or the “wiring” which transmits neural messages. They also found out that active senior citizens had more gray matter, which are parts of the brain with nerve cell bodies--than their more laid-back counterparts.

This just proves that age isn’t an excuse: no matter how old you are, it’s important to have the will and discipline to keep active. This won’t only boost your physical well-being, but your mental health as well.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW


(Photo by Dave Nin via Flickr Creative Commons)

Personal Loan Calculator
Use this calculator to know how much you'll be paying based on current interests of banks.*
This is required.
This is required.
*Rates can change without prior notice.
Continue
Get the latest updates from Female Network
Subscribe to our Newsletter!
Recommended Videos
Comments
Trending on Network

Latest Stories

DOT Pays Tribute to COVID-19 Frontliners Through This Touching Video

"Even if we can’t see the smiles behind the masks, their warmth can be felt..."

Introverts Can Struggle With Social Distancing, Too

It's okay to admit if you're having a hard time doing the one thing you thought you were good at.

Nurse Serving COVID-19 Patients Has Not Seen Her Kids in 18 Days

"Bigla na lang ako umiyak sa pagod, sa takot. Naisip ko mga anak ko..."

How Rich Is Hyun Bin, AKA Captain Ri?

Despite all his wealth, Hyun Bin isn't one to squander his money.
Load More Stories