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Strengthening Your Body Strengthens Your Mind

Strengthening Your Body Strengthens Your Mind

• Strength training boosts brain function and improves memory; just 20 minutes of strength training was found to enhance long-term memory by about 10 percent
• A study involving sets of twins found leg strength was a better predictor of brain health than any other lifestyle factor. The twin with more leg strength maintained her mental abilities better than the twin with weaker legs
• Daily walking has been found to trigger an anti-aging process, and recent research suggests it may add anywhere from three to seven years to your lifespan