There’s hope for us after all. Workouts can build more brain cells, according to U.S. News & World Report.
“The key is that growth comes in one region of the brain, part of the hippocampus, that’s crucial for memory storage,” says Scott Small, a neurologist at Columbia University who led a recent study, conducted with Columbia colleagues and scientists at the Salk Institute in California. Small showed that a three-month program of vigorous aerobic exercise seemed to produce new neurons in this area, as well as improvements on tests of mental recall.
Here are a few other things I’ve written about failing baby boomer memory. Enjoy!