Aerobics can increase mental fitness in elderlyApril 16th, 2008 - 11:19 am ICT by admin
London, April 16 (IANS) Aerobic exercises have multiple benefits; it helps boost mental agility and manual dexterity in elderly people and improves the way they can concentrate on visual and auditory tasks. These findings are based on a review of 11 studies that examined the effects of getting healthy people over 55 to take on additional physical exercise.
The studies showed that they bettered at least one aspect of cognitive function.
“This benefit adds to the other known benefits of aerobic exercise,” said Maaike Angevaren of University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands, who led the research team.
“Larger studies are still required to confirm whether the aerobic training component is necessary, or whether the same can be achieved with any type of physical exercise,” he said.
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