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Proving that you're never too old to pump iron, a new study by University of British Columbia suggests that lifting weights might help slow down the effects of cognitive decline, particularly in terms of memory loss.
The study involved women between the ages of 70 and 80 who were experiencing mild cognitive impairment. Participants were put through 60-minute classes led by a certified fitness instructor two times per week for 26 weeks.
During the classes, they used a pressurized air system (for resistance) and free weights, and were told to perform various sets of exercises with variable loads, while the researchers conducted tests to measure the seniors' cognitive health.
The findings revealed that the women benefited physically and mentally from the weight training. The participants showed noticeable improvements in memory and attention, as well as their ability to resolve conflicts. As with all forms of exercise, the also showed physical improvements, including general balance and mobility.