This ONE Thing Can Make You Smarter, Age Slower

by | Jun 18, 2019 | Blog, Research Study, Sitting Disease

What if someone told you that you could be smarter after doing one thing for 20-30 minutes a day? And what if that same thing also slowed your body’s aging process? Almost sounds too good to be true, right? Well, according to a new study led by researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, it’s actually possible.

What does the study say?

The study tested the long-term effects of aerobic exercise on young adults, and the results showed that the participants that regularly engaged in aerobic exercise saw an increase in executive function — the cognitive processes that affect problem-solving, reasoning, and planning — and slowed signs of age on the brain.

What does it mean for me?

For young adults, this shows the importance of aerobic exercise not only for physical health but also cognitive function. For everyone else, this is reinforcing something that’s already known — aerobic exercise is as good for the brain as it is for the body. The positive effects of aerobic exercise have already been studied in olded adults. But to find that the cognitive benefits from aerobic exercise can be found in people much younger is a big deal.

So what now?

Whoever you are — no matter your age — you need to be exercising. We are living in an increasingly sedentary world, and our cognitive abilities are at stake. And when all it takes is 20-30 minutes of activity a day to see an increase in your brain’s capacity and to slow the aging process, it seems like a small price to pay for what you get in return.

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