Firmer, fitter frame linked to firmer, fitter Brain

Research in the News: Aerobic activity and the Brain

Aerobically fit individuals have better memory, firmer, more elastic brain hippocampus – NIH funded study

Scientists have observed that more aerobically fit individuals have better memories. To investigate this phenomenon, they used magnetic resonance elastography (MRE), which measures the firmness and elasticity of organs, and found that fit individuals had a firmer, more elastic hippocampus—a region of the brain associated with memory. The method could provide early diagnosis and potential interventions in the initial stages of neurodegenerative disease.  See more


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