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Science Says This Simple Strategy Can Boost Your Brain Power

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study </a>has found an additional benefit to getting in regular workouts: It&rsquo;s good for your brain, too.</p>

A group of researchers from Western Sydney University in Australia and the University of Manchester in the U.K. explored the impact of aerobic exercise &nbsp;on a part the brain called the hippocampus, an area responsible for how the brain processes and retains memories</p>

The scientists reviewed 14 clinical trials that looked at the brain scans of 737 participants before and after aerobic exercise regimens. The group of the trial participants was made up of healthy adults, people who had Alzheimer&rsquo;s and people with diagnoses of depression and schizophrenia. They ranged in age from ranged from 24 to 76 years old.</p>

Looking at the results of those trials, the researchers found that while exercise did not impact total hippocampal volume, it did lead to an increase the size of the left region of the hippocampus in humans. (Brain health in humans declines by 5 percent each decade after people hit 40.)</p>

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