Walking to Remember
February 10, 2011 Leave a comment
From the New York Times:
In healthy adults, the hippocampus — a part of the brain important to the formation of memories — begins to atrophy around 55 or 60. Now psychologists are suggesting that the hippocampus can be modestly expanded, and memory improved, by nothing more than regular walking.
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Need more reasons to start walking? Join the group from Team Decatur and compete in the Team Decatur Fitness Challenge: run or walk three local races and the KP Corporate Run/Walk in September and hit a “Grand Slam”! In May, Decatur Active Living will present “Walk For Lunch”. What a great way to help your memory, get more fit and meet new friends.