Mayo Clinic – Keep exercising: New study finds it’s good for your brain’s gray matter

07 Jan Mayo Clinic – Keep exercising: New study finds it’s good for your brain’s gray matter

Cardiorespiratory exercise — walking briskly, running, biking and just about any other exercise that gets your heart pumping — is good for your body, but can it also slow cognitive changes in your brain?

A study in Mayo Clinic Proceedings from the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases provides new evidence of an association between cardiorespiratory fitness and brain health, particularly in gray matter and total brain volume — regions of the brain involved with cognitive decline and aging.

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