cognition

Nine extra minutes of daily vigorous exercise linked to better cognition

Nine extra minutes of daily vigorous exercise linked to better cognition

Middle-aged adults who devote just 9 extra minutes a day to moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) experience improved cognition in new findings that underscore the critical role that fast-paced exercise, such as running and cycling plays a role in brain health. “Even minor differences in everyday behavior appeared to be significant for cognition in this study,” …

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Exercise and mindfulness don't boost cognition in healthy older adults

Exercise and mindfulness don’t boost cognition in healthy older adults

Exercise and mindfulness failed to boost cognitive function in older adults in a recent study. Researchers studied the cognitive effects of exercise, mindfulness training, or both for up to 18 months in older people who reported age-related memory changes but had not received no diagnosis of dementia. The findings appear in JAMA. “We know without …

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Too much sodium, not enough potassium can lead to cognitive decline

Too much sodium, not enough potassium can lead to cognitive decline

Share on PinterestA recent study shows that consuming high levels of sodium is associated with cognitive decline, while a diet high in potassium is linked to improved cognitive function. Gillian Vann/Stocksy Sodium and potassium are minerals that the human body needs at specific levels. A recent study shows that consuming high levels of sodium in …

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