1-Hour Exercise, 3 Times a Week Boosts Cognition in Older Adults

But no improvement in memory


by Contributing Writer, MedPage Today

Exercising for 52 hours over a 6-month period may be an optimal dose for cognitive improvement in older adults, a systematic review of 98 randomized clinical trials suggested.

Interventions that averaged 52 hours over a span of 6 months — averaging about an hour, 3 times a week — were linked to specific cognitive improvements in adults with and without cognitive impairment, reported Joyce Gomes-Osman, PT, PhD, of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and colleagues in Neurology: Clinical Practice.

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