A study of older people found that regular cardio exercise boosts blood flow to the brain, improving powers of recall by 50 percent.
A simple workout schedule resulted in dramatic changes in their grey matter after just 12 months. MRI scans have revealed that exercise increases oxygen levels in two key areas of the brain linked to memory and can even reverse problems.
The findings were published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.
Older ladies who are regular exercisers at Gymophobics will acknowledge the benefits to their mental alertness and memory.