Duh! How to stop shrinkage
It was no surprise to this team when a new study revealed that EXERCISE can stop brain shrinkage.
The study states that the major kick in for brain shrinkage occurs in one's 40s (that's the true chronological 40s--versus the much touted 40s being the new 30s...or whatever!) and that 3 hours a week of aerobic exercise is all it takes to stop the shrinkage. And, BRISK walking counts. So to all those (you know who you are) who have questioned the benefits of fitness walking, time to pay up!
The study details can be found in the Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences--November Issue.
For those who haven't yet jumped on the fitness wagon, consider this: this study also demonstrates that older brains can grow in volume by exercising.
Does this mean the end to the very convenient "senior moment" excuse? Let's hope so.