Many fitness friends know that exercise brings about lots of health benefits, but not too many know what type of exercise is best for both a strong body and a strong mind. I came across a recent study that may surprise you.
In this recent study in the Archives of Internal Medicine, researchers analyzed 77 women with self-reported memory problems and low scores on an objective assessment of cognitive function. They were assigned to one of three exercise regimens:
After six months, can you guess which group scored the best on memory and other mind tests?
While it would make sense to select Group 3 as balance exercises support significant neurological activity, it was Group 1 the weight lifters who performed better on memory and other mind tests than both the walkers and the stretchers.