Sitting shrinks your brain

by | Apr 4, 2019 | Aging gracefully, Brain Health, Lifestyle & Leisure | 0 comments

We knew that sitting was bad for your health.

But now a group of researchers (primarily at UCLA) have identified a specific mechanism  that shifts your health downhill when you sit.

Here’s the link to their research.

Among a group of adults aged 45-75, those who were the most sedentary had thinning of the medial part of the temporal lobe of the brain.

That brain region – the medial temporal lobe – is particularly important for memory.

Don’t accept a future of diminished mental capacity. Here’s what you’ve got to do:

  • walk instead of drive
  • stand at your desk instead of sitting
  • park in the parking slot furtherest away in the lot
  • take the stairs, not the elevator
  • if you have to sit to accomplish a particular task, get up and move around for 5 minutes or more every hour

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