The key to thinking young for seniors: More vigorous exercise

The key to thinking young for seniors: More vigorous exercise

A little yoga, a good jog, even a round of tennis is likely to keep your mind sharper and more focused, a study conducted by the University of Miami and Columbia University has found.

Pay attention Baby Boomers: It’s especially the case if you’re a senior citizen.

“Our results suggest that moderate to intense exercise may help older people delay aging in the brain,” said the study’s author Dr. Clinton B. Wright, associate professor of neurology at the UM Miller School of Medicine.

The decade-long study, published in Wednesday’s online issue of Neurology, looked at more than 1,200 people at first and asked them about their physical activity in the two weeks leading up to the interview. Five years later, 876 members of that group returned and were given memory and thinking tests and an MRI. Five years later those that returned took the tests again.

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