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Walk to keep your brain active: Study

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Health Desk—April 26, 2017: A regular walk in old age not only keeps your heart and muscles active but also keeps brain healthy, a new research suggests.

The foot’s impact during walking sends pressure waves through the arteries that significantly modify and can increase the supply of blood to the brain, according to the study presented at the American Physiological Society (APS) annual meeting at Experimental Biology 2017 in Chicago.

In the study, the researchers from New Mexico Highlands University used non-invasive ultrasound to measure hemispheric cerebral blood flow or CBF to both sides of the brain of 12 healthy young adults during standing upright, rest and steady walking (one metre/second).