If you want a better memory as you age, lifting weights may be the answer according to the NY Times
Many of us find that their memory is not as good as it used to be when we were young. There may be a number of reasons for this although, the physiology of the brain may be part of the reason.
Regular exercise is important for our cardio vascular health, and the health of our muscles which will degenerate and weaken over time.
A recent study according to the NY Times shows that a recent study done on rodents suggests that resistance training and aerobic exercise can improve memory recall.
Here is just another reason to keep physically fit and be active as we age.
Check out the article below
How Weight Training Changes the Brain
In animals, weight training appeared to promote the creation of new neurons in the memory centers of the brain.
By Gretchen Reynolds
July 24, 2019
Weight training may have benefits for brain health, at least in rats. When rats lift weights, they gain strength and also change the cellular environment inside their brains, improving their ability to think, according to a notable new study of resistance training, rodents and the workings of their minds.
The study finds that weight training, accomplished in rodents with ladders and tiny, taped-on weights, can reduce or even reverse aspects of age-related memory loss. The finding may have important brain-health implications for those of us who are not literal gym rats.
Most of us discover in middle age, to our chagrin, that brains change with age and thinking skills dip. Familiar names, words and the current location of our house keys begin to elude us.