How Exercise Can Slow Memory Decline in Older Adults?

Regular exercise can be an effective strategy for memory and cognitive performance

Lorna Harvey
Bouncin’ and Behavin’ Blogs

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Lately, I’ve noticed that there are times when I am searching for the right word. I’ve also noticed that my short-term memory isn’t what it used to be.

I have to admit that I haven’t been as active as I once was. The pandemic stopped me from going to the gym regularly, and I haven’t picked up the habit again.

So, I wondered if exercise would help boost my memory or at least not worsen things. After doing some research online, I discovered that exercise helps with memory.

We learn something new every day. If only we could remember everything we ever knew. Life is the culmination of one’s experiences. As people age, they grow more forgetful, making it difficult to recollect these experiences.

There is good news if you notice you are becoming more forgetful than you used to or should be. Studies have shown that exercise can prevent or delay cognitive decline in adults.

What exactly does this mean? The hippocampus is a region of the brain that stores memories. Unfortunately, it shrinks as we age, resulting in poor memory and a higher risk of dementia. Fortunately, it is one area of our brains where we can add or develop volume.

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Lorna Harvey
Bouncin’ and Behavin’ Blogs

I’m a blogger, writer, and interested in helping people find answers for living their best life. I also write on https://www.createthebestlife.com/.