On the heels of a study released last week that finds that exercise can sharpen your brain as you age, new research supports the brain-boosting benefits of a good workout. According to a small Canadian study announced Monday, four months of high-intensity interval training can make middle-aged people not only healthier but smarter.
More good reasons to hit the gym: research shows that high-intensity interval training can boost the brains and trim the waistlines of middle-age people. ©GWImages/shutterstock.com
Researchers from the Montreal Heart Institute enlisted a group of six overweight subjects who also had one or more cardiovascular risk factors. The group trained for four months four times a week: twice a week with high-intensity interval training on stationary bicycles and twice a week with resistance training.
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