Can aerobic exercise help improve brain health?

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Research shows that regular aerobic exercise can:
  • Improve your memory and other skills, such as attention, processing speed and executive control, which matter to daily intellectual performance.
  • Significantly decrease your risk for dementia.
  • Significantly reduce your risk for or be an important part of managing medical conditions that in turn increase your risk for dementia, such as obesity, diabetes, and hypertension.
Start today on the road to better brain health by boosting your exercise time. Get at least 30 minutes of exercise several days a week. Even brisk walking has been proven to be beneficial to brain health. Make it easier to stick with your exercise plan by penciling in time to work out, finding an exercise buddy, or setting clear exercise goals with built-in rewards.
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