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Does physical exercise improve cognitive function in the over 50’s?

We know that staying fit through physical exercise can help to stave off a whole host of medical conditions and helps us stay healthier for longer, but what about its effects on the brain? A systematic review published in the BJSM looked at multiple studies in the over 50’s and revealed that it also has positive effects on brain function. improved cognitive function.

Aerobic exercise, resistance training, multicomponent training and Tai Chi all had positive effects and a duration of 45-60 min per session and at least moderate intensity, were associated with benefits to cognition.

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