web
analytics
To comment scroll to the bottom of the entry. Your e-mail address and URL are optional fields.


2006 11 23
Walking Toronto
image
As if you needed a reason to walk not drive around Toronto, the Wall Street Journal writes that walking is a good way to increase your mental fitness:
The key to keeping intellectually sharp as we age may not be mental gymnastics, as commonly recommended, but real gymnastics.
According to a new study, the brain's long, slow decline may not be inevitable. For the first time, scientists have found something that not only halts the brain shrinkage that starts in a person's 40s, especially in regions responsible for memory and higher cognition, but actually reverses it: aerobic exercise. As little as three hours a week of brisk walking -- no Stairmaster required -- apparently increases blood flow to the brain and triggers biochemical changes that increase production of new brain neurons.
[email this story] Posted by Editor on 11/23 at 12:31 PM

<< Back to main



Toronto News
MESH Cities
Spacing
Blogto.com
Torontoist.com
Toronto Galleries


Archive Search

Related Links
Toronto Stories by
Stats
Toronto Links
Your Opinions


Other Blogs
News Sources
Syndicate