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Aerobic Exercise: How Does it Benefit Cognition and Memory?

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By Timothy Churchill-WRTI

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Aerobic Exercise: How Does it Benefit Cognition and Memory?

Philadelphia, PA – A landmark study released in PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES in January, 2011 indicates that walking can expand the hippocampus region of the brain - responsible for cognition and memory. WRTI's Timothy Churchill talks with a neurologist, health experts, and an octogenarian fighting Parkinson's with a regimen of daily physical exercise.