Worried about failing memory? Walk it off.

Sharon Rekieta, Fitness and Wellness Director - 26th April 2013

Recent research shows that a 20-minute daily walk boosts memory power, sharpens the mind and counters some of the cognitive decline normally associated with aging.

How can such a simple and brief activity yield such amazing benefits?  Walking increases blood flow throughout the body including the brain.  The additional blood flow in the brain brings nourishment to its vessels and tissues thereby stimulating the generation of new neurons and improving synaptic connections.  As a result of this development, our ability to recall and retrieve information becomes easier and remembering is a snap!

Now you have one more advantage to add to your “reasons to walk” list.  And if you are having trouble remembering other reasons—then maybe it’s time to lace up those tennies and get moving!