Do you want to keep your brain healthy? A joint study from the University of Queensland, the University of New South Wales and Flinders University of South Australia links smoking, excessive drinking and physical inactivity to a decline in brain function in women. The research suggests that significant declines in cognitive performance may begin as early as age 45 in women.
The study found that moderate drinking and high physical activity levels offered protective effects over time, and current smokers performed worse than past smokers, who in turn performed worse than those who had never smoked.
By increasing the intensity (rather than the quantity) of their physical activity, they were less likely to experience cognitive decline.Read more at The University of Queensland