Physical Fitness Linked to Mental Fitness in Seniors

Exercise class at Covenant. (A-J Photo/Joe Don Buckner)Study found regular activity associated with better connections between different brain regions

By: Heath Day News
THURSDAY, Nov. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Connections between different parts of the brain weaken with age, but new research suggests that being physically fit can boost long-term brain function.

A study from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign found that age-related differences in the brains of older adults varied, depending on their level of aerobic endurance.

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