The cognitive benefits of walking

11 Sep

A nice piece from The New Yorker by Ferris Jabr on the cognitive benefits of walking:

“Many experiments have shown that after or during exercise, even very mild exertion, people perform better on tests of memory and attention. Walking on a regular basis also promotes new connections between brain cells, staves off the usual withering of brain tissue that comes with age, increases the volume of the hippocampus (a brain region crucial for memory), and elevates levels of molecules that both stimulate the growth of new neurons and transmit messages between them.”

Here’s a video about one woman’s 10,000 step project.

 

And here is Dr. Greger’s video on walking:

 

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