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I heard exercise improves memory in seniors. How?
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Dr. Brian Kaufman
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In brief: Blood flow
By increasing blood flow to the brain and thereby increasing oxygenation and metabolism, memeory can improve.
I would also add that there may be benefit from improved mood and overall increased vitality. The other benefit is that as you increase exercise, you are more engaged and less bored, this improves memory as well. There are probably other reasons such as hormones, etc but those r basics.

In brief: Blood flow
By increasing blood flow to the brain and thereby increasing oxygenation and metabolism, memeory can improve.
I would also add that there may be benefit from improved mood and overall increased vitality. The other benefit is that as you increase exercise, you are more engaged and less bored, this improves memory as well. There are probably other reasons such as hormones, etc but those r basics.
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