New research revealed that a single hour of light physical activity per week is recommended to reduce brain aging by one year. Since the brain tends to shrink with age, larger brain volume is a sign of healthy aging. Aside from preventing diseases, exercise is proven to be beneficial for our mental health. The study included 2,354 people who were involved in the Framingham Heart Study where they wore an accelerometer for at least 3 days and brain scans were used to assessed brain aging.
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