Health-Promoting Pastimes That Benefit Us At Any Age

A recent article in "Aging in Stride", an electronic newsletter from Illuminage Communication Partners, makes us consider ways that we can maintain health in various fun ways.  First, walking for heart health is very beneficial.  The American Heart Association warns that retirement is no time to decrease the intensity of your lifetime of fitness.  Second, musical training boosts brain health.  Researchers from Emory University demonstrated that seniors who had played a musical instrument throughout their lives gained a brain fitness advantage. Lastly, bilingualism slows cognitive decline.  Researchers from Rotman Research Institute in Canada found that people who were raised bilingual experienced a delay of Alzheimer's symptoms. 

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