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What could your legs and brain have in common?

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Strange questions, but recent research has found that as your legs get in better shape, so does your brain.
In this research 324 healthy female twins were tested at the start of the study and again10 years later (Steves CJ, et al. 2015).

A lot of things were checked and even MRI were utilized.
The conclusion of the study was that leg power predicts both cognitive aging and brain structure.

Muscle fitness, in this case leg power, is protective of brain function and also helps to maintain the size of your brain.

Exercising your legs is something you can do anywhere, you don’t even have to use any equipment.

Just by using your own body weight, you can easily give your legs a good workout.

 

I recently designed a program called Exercise for Maximum Benefits spending Minimum Time” where I explain how you can implement the principles of high intensity short interval training in such a way that you can do these exercises anywhere, even at work.

Steves CJ1, Mehta MM, Jackson SH, Spector TD. Kicking Back Cognitive Ageing: Leg Power Predicts Cognitive Ageing after Ten Years in Older Female Twins. Gerontology. 2015 Nov 10. [Epub ahead of print]