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Stronger Muscles May Pump Up Your Memory

health beauty muscle A study of people aged between 55 and 86 years —  all with thinking and mild memory problems — were required to do weight training twice every week for about six months.

Key takeaways:

  •  Increasing muscle strength helped to boost brain function in people with mild memory and thinking problems.
  • The improvement in cognitive function was directly related to the gains in muscle strength.
  • These benefits of increased brain function only lasted for a period of a year after quitting the weight lighting.

“The more we can get people doing resistance training like weight lifting, the more likely we are to have a healthier aging population. The key, however, is to make sure you are doing it frequently, at least twice a week, and at a high intensity so that you are maximizing your strength gains. This will give you the maximum benefit for your brain,” Mavros explained.

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https://consumer.healthday.com/cognitive-health-information-26/memory-problems-health-news-468/stronger-muscles-may-pump-up-your-memory-716119.html

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