Physical Activity: A Key Cognitive Boost as We Age

Physical Activity: A Key Cognitive Boost as We Age

March 10, 2021

Continuing to be physically active is extremely important as we age. The physical and cognitive effects gained from participating in regular physical activities are numerous. Have you ever heard the phrase move it or lose it? Well, much of that statement is true! Although as we age, maintaining a certain degree of activity may become more difficult, its importance only gets greater with each passing year.


Exercise is great for brain health as well as emotional health. Physical activity can help maintain sharp cognitive function and reduce the onset of widespread cognitive issues such as Alzheimer’s and dementia! Physical activity in the mornings is a great way to get our brains fired up and gain some great momentum as the day progresses.


It has been proven that exercise can have a positive impact on our levels of anxiety, stress, and depression. It is also a phenomenal way of building self-confidence! If you are feeling tired, anxious, or stressed out. Try completing a light to moderate workout and see how you feel.

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Are you getting enough weekly physical activity? Try tracking your weekly physical activities to help determine if you are doing enough.

Set goals. For some, it helps to write down smaller goals in order to achieve a larger one long-term. This method helps to hold yourself accountable.


Try doing either of these activities below three times a week to start!

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Running
  • Hiking
  • Stretching
  • Yoga
  • Swimming
  •  Sports


Want to learn more about how else exercise can help influence healthy aging? Check out this article below!




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