How hard work and exercise keeps you young smart and vital!

Shit, I gotta work hard mentally and physically? I can’t just pop a pill? Fuck it, I’ll get old, lame and stupid then…

 

Imagine if there were a drug that could reduce the risk of dementia by 60%. It would be the most talked-about drug in history, but this astonishing finding has been fairly quietly received.

via Our Amazingly Plastic Brains – WSJ.

 

But the activity with the biggest impact on risk was walking at least 2 miles a day, biking 10 miles a day or engaging in some other regular, vigorous physical exercise. All five of these factors have been found in other studies to promote the general health of two types of cells in the brain: neurons and glial cells (which interact with and protect neurons).

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