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Walk to Keep Your Memory Strong

Research has shown that a regular walking routine can benefit a lot more than just your physical health.

It’s common knowledge that exercise has a range of health benefits for your body. But did you know it can also benefit your brain?

Research shows that just one year of walking three times a week can increase the size of the hippocampus, the area of the brain that’s critical for memory function.

This is key as you get older, since the hippocampus naturally starts to shrink as you age, which can result in impaired memory and a greater chance of cognitive decline.

So, dust off your sneakers and try going for a brisk walk a few times a week. It’s an inexpensive way to improve your memory and boost brain health.

Older couple laughing and walking down wooded path

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