Strength Training for Brain Sharpness

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In a study of women aged 65 to 75, strength training produced 10 to 12% increases on tests of executive function over the course of a year. A control group who trained on balance and toning did not show increases.

Teresa Liu-Ambrose, researcher at the Center for Hip Health and Mobility at Vancouver General Hospital was the lead author of the paper, which appears in the Jan. 25 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine.

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