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Just 6 Months of Aerobics May Improve Thinking, Memory in Older Adults

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A new Canadian study suggests that older adults, even those who are minimally active to begin with, may perform better on certain thinking and memory tests after engaging in several months of aerobic exercise.

The findings, published in the journal Neurology, show that after six months of exercise, participants improved by 5.7% on tests of executive function, which includes mental flexibility and self-correction.

Verbal fluency, which tests how quickly you can retrieve information, increased by 2.4%. “This change in verbal fluency is what you’d expect to see in someone five years younger,” said study author Marc J.

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