Exercise as young adults may keep brain strong

People are seen exercising in this undated file photo.

April 2, 2014 6:06:29 PM PDT
Exercising when you're young may help keep your brain strong later in life.

Researchers at the University of Minnesota studied nearly 3,000 people for 25 years. They found those who stayed fit as young adults had stronger brains later.

Skills included better verbal memory and faster typing skills which rely on a healthy connection between your brain and fingers.

Experts can't explain the correlation.

One possibility: staying fits helps prevent the clogging of arteries which can lead to memory loss.


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