Necessity Still Breeds Ingenuity - Archive of SQUALL MAGAZINE 1992-2006

Exercise Leads To Open Eyes

Scientists say activity is good for the mind

Squall Download 2, Dec-1999/Jan-2000, pg. 6.

According to a scientific paper recently published in the journal 'Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences', exercise does improve your mind. Given the voluntary option, laboratory mice ran five kilometres a night on their wheel but their ability to memorise and learn deteriorated if they had no access to the wheel.

The scientists who carried out the study believe the findings show that it may be possible for people to prevent mental deterioration in old age but making sure they exercise. The research group, based at the Salk Institute in California, say there is now growing evidence implicating inactivity with brain degeneration.