Walking at Least 4,000 Steps a Day May Boost Cognitive Function
A new study from the University of California, Los Angeles, suggests that short walks every day can help to keep the brain healthy, supporting the overall resilience of cognitive function.
For the study, a team of scientists selected 26 adults aged 60 and over. The participants were divided into two groups, the first was with low physical activity where people walked 4,000 or fewer steps; the second group was with high physical activity, where people walked more than 4,000 steps per day.
The researchers discovered that people who walked more than 4,000 steps (approximately 3 km) every day had thicker hippocampi and thicker associated brain regions compared to people from the low physical activity.
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