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Friday, January 9, 2009

Better Cognitive Function in Women Who are Physically Fit

In Science Daily we are once again informed about the importance about remaining physically fit - in this case in order to maintain high cognitive function. Our brain responds well to physical fitness, as do many of our other, more physiological functions.

Poulin, a scientist in the Faculties of Medicine and Kinesiology at the University of Calgary stated: "This study proves for the first time that people who are fit have better blood flow to their brain. Our findings also show that better blood flow translates into improved cognition."

"The take home message from our research is that basic fitness – something as simple as getting out for a walk every day – is critical to staying mentally sharp and remaining healthy as we age," says Poulin, a member of the Department of Physiology & Biophysics, and the Hotchkiss Brain Institute. read entire article here

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