Healthy Body Equals Healthy Mind
This article provides a critical review of the current research on physical activity and the human brain in late life, paying specific attention to how physical activity affects the structure and function of the brain within the context of neural plasticity. It highlights lifestyle behaviors such as cardiovascular fitness and aerobic exercise as potentially helpful to the health and function of the aging brain. Also included are the latest research findings and lifestyle tips from scientific literature that help to improve brain health in adulthood.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: July 1, 2011
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