How Exercise And Other Activities Beat Back Dementia : Shots – Health News : NPR

An older man performs exercises in Mumbai, India. Research suggests that moderate physical exercise may be the best way to keep our brains healthy as we age.

The numbers are pretty grim: More than half of all 85-year-olds suffer some form of .

But here’s the good news: Brain researchers say there are ways to boost brain power and stave off problems in memory and thinking.

In other words, brain decline is not necessarily an inevitable part of aging. “It’s simply not pre-destined for all human beings,” Bryan James tells Shots. He’s an epidemiologist at the in Chicago. “Lots of people live into their 90s and even 100s with no symptoms of dementia.”

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