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If he can do it, so can I (and you) – Inspiring video

As I weather through the storm (literally) here in NYC, I came across this wonderful video that may inspire you. It sure does to me. Enjoy.

“(Exercise) It changes your brain, it changes the way you think,” says Dr. Charles Eugstel, the 93-year old bodybuilder on the video.

He’s actually right – exercise does changes the brain according to a new study.

Briefly, the study looked at close to 700 adult participants and showed that higher level of physical activity prevented the brain from shrinking more than mentally stimulated activities/ (Gow et al. 2012)

MORE ON THIS STUDY

 

Reference:

Gow AJ, Bastin ME, Muñoz Maniega S, et al. Neuroprotective lifestyles and the aging brain: Activity, atrophy, and white matter integrity. Neurology. 2012 Oct 23;79(17):1802-1808.

New York Times

 

 

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