Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Pumping a Little Iron and Making Big Deposits Into the Memory Bank

YOU'LL look buff.
You'll be cut.
You won't be bent over when you're an old lady.
Doing it can help stave off diabetes.
You'll look better.
You'll feel better!
You can eat more of those decadent foods you like ...

Minoru Shinohara, Audrey Duarte and Lisa Weinberg are involved in a study that showed that lifting weights can improve memory. Photo courtesy of Georgia Institute of Technology.

One can go on ad nauseam about the reasons ears have heard why the body should lift weights.

But one that does not often – if ever – reach the ears. Indeed, a reason that should incentivize a body to put down the bonbon and pick up the dumbbell: Lifting weights can improve the memory … More shortly.

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