Exercise is good for your memory too

Most individuals with Type 2 Diabetes are told by their doctors to eat right and exercise. Exercise, in particular, is thought to help enhance the body’s ability to regulate blood glucose by enhancing the one’s sensitivity to insulin.

For similar reasons, exercise reduces the risk of developing diabetes and is an effective means for fighting obesity.

There is an added benefit. Researchers have now shown that exercise enhances age related memory. It initiates the growth of new brain cells in a region called the dentate gyrus, a part of the hippocampus that is known to be affected in the age-related memory decline that begins around age 30 for most humans.

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