People who suffer from mild cognitive impairment are usually at increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease. This group of people can benefit immensely from aerobic exercise.
- Aerobic exercise has been shown to improve memory and thinking skills in people with mild cognitive impairment.
- Engaging in aerobic exercise helps to increase brain volume.
- After a period of six months, significant improvements were reported in thinking and memory.
“Any type of exercise can be beneficial. If possible, aerobic activity may create potential benefits for higher cognitive functioning,” said study co-author Jeongchul Kim, a researcher also from Wake Forest.
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