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How Many Steps Should You Walk Daily for a Healthy Brain? #care2

How Many Steps Should You Walk Daily for a Healthy Brain? #care2

Study participants aged 60 and above with memory complaints but no dementia, were divided into two groups: those who walked 4000 steps or fewer daily and those who walked 4000 steps over a two-year period. The researchers then used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) tests to assess the volume and thickness of a part of the brain known as the hippocampus , which is involved in memory, learning and emotion. They found that the magic number is over 4000 steps daily. The study participants that were in the high activity group of walking more than 4000 steps daily had thicker hippocampi than those who walked less, as well as better attention, speedier information processing and better working memory to help make spontaneous decisions.

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