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Study Finds Weight Training May Improve Brain Health

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Study Finds Weight Training May Improve Brain Health

Numerous reports already document the value of aerobic exercise on overall brain health, but now the benefits of weight training are taking center stage.

A team of researchers recently strapped small, weighted pellets to rats and had them climb 3-foot ladders. They were incentivized by a Fruit Loop waiting for them at the top. After five weeks, weight training reduced, and even reversed, mild cognitive impairments in the rats, as well as promoted the growth of new neurons. While it is still uncertain how this research will translate to humans, chances are, incorporating strength training is positive for your health. Keep reading over at The New York Times for more.