(URBANA, Ill.) -- Researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign say that patients in their mid-60s should walk at least three times per week to increase the volume of hippocampus, which is significant to memory preservation.
Findings in the study show that it may be possible to conquer the age-related deterioration of hippocampal content, Dr. Arthur Kramer, a study author, told MedPage Today. Hippocampus generally decreases with age by one to two percent per year. But, according to the study, regular walking can lead to better fitness and better spatial memory.
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