Weight lifting reduces cognitive decline for older women

The Canadian Broadcasting Company published “Weight training may fix age-related ‘potholes’ in brain’s highways” online on 12-22-15. This article reports on research that found that women aged 65-75 who did twice per week resistance training were found to have less age-related deterioration in important parts of their brain. This research is part of an emerging body of research about the cognitive benefits of regular exercise, and is important for people who may have activity limitations that prevent them from walking.

This article comes to our attention courtesy of the prolific psychology posting service provided by Ken Pope, Ph.D.

This article may be provided to patients/clients who are concerned about maintaining their cognitive functioning. 

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