27 Nov 2015

Brain Train! You are what you exercise

From Nine To Noon, 9:42 am on 27 November 2015
Brain power

Build brain power by keeping fit Photo: 123rf

There are no more excuses to stay on the couch! As well as being good for our bodies, modest exercise can increase memory by about 20% and make older brains look younger. Memory in early Alzheimer's patients, MS patients and Parkinson's patients can also benefit from physical activity. Professor Art Kramer from the University of Illinois, is a pioneer in the field of brain health. He is in New Zealand for the Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Conference which is being held in New Zealand for the first time from 26 - 29 November.