Study Links Elderly Activity, Mental Fitness Older adults who take part in aerobic exercise show significant improvement in their cognitive functioning, according to a study being published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Researchers say the cognitive improvements correlated with specific changes in brain activity seen on participants' brain scans. NPR's Michelle Trudeau reports.
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Study Links Elderly Activity, Mental Fitness

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Study Links Elderly Activity, Mental Fitness

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Study Links Elderly Activity, Mental Fitness

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Older adults who take part in aerobic exercise show significant improvement in their cognitive functioning, according to a study being published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Researchers say the cognitive improvements correlated with specific changes in brain activity seen on participants' brain scans. NPR's Michelle Trudeau reports.