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Physical activity is good for the brain

Need more encouragement to increase your level of physical activity? Here it is: incremental physical activity, even at light intensity, is associated with larger brain volume and healthy brain aging. This means physical activity may prevent cognitive decline and dementia with aging. One of the reasons for this benefit is that physical activity lowers the risk of the metabolic and blood flow problems that lead to poor brain function.

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