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Aging, cognition and exercise: Life and longevity part 5

We know that exercise positively affects the cardiovascular and respiratory systems. As we age our cognitive function declines. We stop at times and search for words, some sources call it the “senior pause,” we don’t remember where we left our keys sometimes. Our thinking process slows, our recall is not as sharp as it used to be and our reaction time increases. Some people get more anxious, some are depressed, others decrease their socialization and some because of their fear of falling, limit activities. Our minds begin to play amazing games with us.
These aspects of cognitive decline do not happen to all of us. Why is this? Are there differences in the lifestyles of people that may be a contributing factor? Are there things that can be done to slow or reverse these symptoms? Can exercise help our cognition?
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