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Exercise may help keep your mind young. Studies with mice showed that mice that ran on a wheel daily had more newly formed neurons and memory enhancing connections in their brains than sedentary mice. Human studies on aging and exercise have found an association between physical activity and maintenance of cognitive ability in older people.
I think this tip is very valuable... having a closed head injury with impaired short term memory, doing exercise both body and brain helped very much...even my long term memory!
I really see the difference between my Aunt and my mother. Both are in their late 80s and both are in relatively good health. My mother, however, exercises, swims and walks. Her thinking is just as clear as it was 20 years ago. My Aunt unfortunately suffers from memory loss and she finds it difficult to stay in the conversation. I believe that exercise keeps you fit and keeps you connected to the outside world.
I believe that exercise has a lot of benefits.
There are benefits to your health and to feeling good about yourself. When you feel good about yourself, you tend to think clearly.