‘Strong legs keep your mind young’

When reading one of the national papers I noticed this headline. It seems that the brain ages more slowly in women whose legs are stronger.

A study at Kings College London looked at 150 pairs of female twins and measured their mental agility and muscle strength over a 10 year period. Those with stronger legs performed better in the mental agility tests than those with weaker legs. It is thought that exercising the muscles leads to the release of hormones that make the brain cells grow and connect.

Scientists think the processes would be the same in men so good news for all those who are staying fit and exercising, reaping the benefits in so many ways. Happy exercising!

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