A walk a day keeps your memory from going away

The Globe and Mail
Adriana Barton

Hearing about the benefits of exercise can get old. Sure, physical activity is good for the bones, brain and heart – and may even help ward off cancer. But it’s tough to stay motivated if you’re too busy, hate gyms or have a bum knee. If you’re in that boat, this could be the jolt that gets you lacing up those sneakers: daily movement, starting in midlife, is the best defence against age-related memory loss, according to a landmark Australian study.
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