YOU and keeping leg muscle’s strong as YOU age
The following is from the DailMail.uk about leg muscles as you age.
There has been found a link between strength of person’s legs
and how their brain ages. The first study to show “striking
the protective relationship between leg muscle force and brain
performance in normal, healthy people Simple lifestyle changes
can keep us physically and mentally healthy. Exercises as simple
as more walking, standing, squats, and lunges can help
Can all be the key to keeping your mind young, a new study has
Scientists have discovered a link between the strength of a
person’s legs and the ability of their brain to resist the effects of
The research, tracking twins over a period of 10 years, is
thought to be the first to show such a striking protective
Relationship, between leg muscle force and brain performance in
a normal, healthy population
Lead researcher Dr. Claire Steves, lecturer in twin research at
KCL< said: “Everyone wants to know how best to kee their brain
fit as they age.
Identical twins are a useful comparison, as they share many
factors, such as genetics and early life, which we cannot change in
It is compelling to see such differences in cognition and brain
structure in identical twins who had different leg power 10 years
Researchers discovered that leg power was a better predictor of
cognitive change than any other lifestyle factors tested
Generally, the twin who had more leg power at the start of the
study sustained their cognition better and had fewer brain
changes associated with aging measured after 10 years.
Dr. Doug Brown, director of research at Alzheimer’s Society said:
“this study adds to the growing evidence that physical activity
can help you to look after your brain as well as your body,
however, we still do not fully understand how this relationship
works and how we can maximize the benefit.
Do any kind of leg muscle exercise that works best for you:
Any other you can think of.