Excercise early in life gives the brain a boost, women 35% less likely to be mentally impaired - CNN (video)

- older women who exercised in their teens are 35% less likely to be mentally impaired at old age.
- exercise early in life given the brain a boost as it develops.
- repairs brain cells called neurons and that tends to stay through old age.

 

Fitness helps the brain

http://cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/health/2010/07/01/hm.fitness.helps.the.brain.cnn.html

Getting exercise as a teenager may help you stay mentally sharp as you age. HLN's Chuck Roberts reports.