Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and University of Illinois have discovered that brisk walking improves memory for senior people. The one-year study involved 120 volunteers, aged 55 to 80. Half were put on a walking programme of 40 minutes a day; the others only did stretching and toning exercises. Researchers found that the memory performance for the walking group improved significantly as compared to the non-walking group. The results have interesting implications for patients suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease.
- New Discovery