Computers and exercise for seniors

New research by the Mayo Clinic concluded that

New research by the Mayo Clinic concluded that "mentally stimulating" activities such as computer use, when combined with moderate exercise, appeared to help people 70 and older stave off cognitive impairment. (Credit: iStock)

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When people talk about "computer memory," they usually mean chips and processors. But for older folks, computer memory may include neurons and synapses -- as long as they exercise.

New research by the Mayo Clinic concluded that "mentally stimulating" activities such as computer use, when combined with moderate exercise, appeared to help people 70 and older stave off cognitive impairment. In...

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