Weight Training Boosts Brain Fitness
Picking up a pair of dumbbells may be an effective prescription for improving mental fitness. New research suggests that twice-weekly strength training can boost brain power in older women with mild cognitive impairment more effectively than either aerobic or balance training. Researchers from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver recruited 86 women, aged 70–80, who had subjective memory complaints and probable mild cognitive impairment. Subjects were randomly assigned to one of three training groups: resistance, aerobic, or balance and toning.
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