Stronger Body, Stronger Memory...
According to researchers from the University of British Columbia, there may be yet another possible benefit of strength training: improving memory. A study showed that elderly women in the early stages of cognitive decline who attended a twice-weekly strength-training class for six months showed significant improvement on memory tests compared with women who took only a walking or stretching class.
Pay a visit to growingstronger.nutrition.tufts.edu to find a strength-training program for adults in your area. Talk to your health care provider before beginning any exercise program. And, remember to warm up muscles before working out with weightstake a five-minute walk!
Adapted from our sister publication, Diabetes Focus, Fall 2012