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Exercise, Not Puzzles, May Protect Against Aging Brain – AARP

We take the idea of use it or lose it to mean we need to keep our brains active or risk a decline in our thinking powers

However a new study on 700 Scottish people in their 70’s found exercise was more important for brain health than intellectual stimulation or even social engagement.

It found that contrary to popular belief, brain stimulation had little protective effect on the brain, while those most physically active had less brain shrinkage.

The study used brain scans and questionnaires.

Exercise, Not Puzzles, May Protect Against Aging Brain – AARP.