Young adults who run or participate in other cardio fitness activities may preserve their memory and thinking skills.
This is according to research from the University of Minnesota.
The study started back in 1985 and researchers examined 2,747 healthy people over the years.
We spoke with the author of the study, Dr. David Jacobs about what the average person should take away from the findings.
“What should you do? You should just engage in family, jab and community and in doing so move around. If you want to get a high level of fitness you can run but if you’re 50 years old and you’ve never done that maybe you should start a little more slowly.”
The study included treadmill tests throughout the years as well as cognitive testing 25 years after the study began.