US researchers found that energetic walk three times a week increases the hippocampus, an important part of the brain that affects the short-term and long-term memory and sort the received information.
The hippocampus is a region in the brain that suffers first when someone have Alzheimer’s disease.
The researchers came to this conclusion after an experiment with 120 men and women from age 55 to 80 years, and asked to go for a walk with a brisk walk for 40 minutes three times a week.
Of course, the changes are not immediately noticeable, but take place through several years. But the scan on the brain in those who participated in the study for one year showed that there are changes – their hippocampus grew by 2%.
Also, there is another group of people who were asked during that one year to do some stretching exercises, etc., but have been shown to them in the same area of the brain that is reduced by 1.5%.