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Aging & Exercise: stronger brain, longer life

How often do we hear it: "I should exercise more, but I don't have time!"

Remember that our bodies evolved when exercise was ALL we had time for:

Up at dawn, hunting or foraging (or wrangling offspring, or both) all day--which might include long hikes or jogs to likely spots, and the occasional desperate sprint or climb to avoid becoming food ourselves. Lifting, carrying, scraping, cutting (stone tools...), grinding for hours at a time.

Today, our bodies respond poorly to the extended stillness (and diet) of the post-Industrial age. Sedentary living confuses them. They degenerate, gain unwanted pounds, and become more susceptible to a host of chronic diseases--including, of all things, dementia and Alzheimer's.

Even modest regular exercise has been shown (again) to improve brain function, increasing neurocognitive scores in more than one study--as well as to combat many diseases. Please take the time to read my newest post at the Paleo Diet website on how working out can benefit your brain and overall health along with your "muskles:"


(hint: you can't afford NOT to exercise at least 30 minutes a day)


And don't forget....

DAVID WHITESIDE IS NOT A DOCTOR and does not give medical advice or treatment. He offers research, information and personal experience only. Nothing you read on this website or blog should be construed as medical advice or as intended to supersede information you get from your medical professional. Following the advice given here or on any recommended resource site does not create a doctor-patient relationship or create liability for David or anyone else. David is not liable for any loss or complication you experience from following any diet or taking any action. You should check with your properly accredited medical professional if you think you are injured or ill.

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