Q: Six months ago, I started exercising regularly. I’m 52, and while it might not have turned me into a handsome kid yet, it seems to make me smarter – well, at least a little sharper and less forgetful. Is it possible? – Marc W., Philadelphia
A: Good for you. Regular exercise at any age has huge benefits for your whole body, including your heart, liver, lungs, digestion, and endocrine system (these are hormones like cortisol, insulin, testosterone and neurotransmitters). But no benefit is more important as the link between aerobic capacity and cognition.
Studies have shown that when you exercise regularly, you have better mental health (less depression), better decision-making skills (executive function), and you are less prone to dementia. You…
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