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Study Links Physical Exercise to Memory

senior with cane walking on boardwalk

According to a study published in the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, older adults who get some form of exercise during the day perform better on memory tasks than those who are more sedentary. Researchers found that staying physically active can improve seniors’ quality of life by delaying cognitive decline and allowing them to live independently. Here are 25 easy ways for seniors to get exercise without having to hit the gym.



  1. Dancing
  2. Video gaming
  3. Playing with the grandkids
  4. Stretching
  5. Cooking
  6. Light housekeeping
  7. Gardening
  8. Taking a Walk around the neighborhood
  9. A short bike ride
  10. Swimming
  11. Golfing
  12. Yoga
  13. Playing an Instrument
  14. Walking the dog
  15. Playing with a pet
  16. Bowling
  17. Fishing
  18. Organizing a closet
  19. Washing the car
  20. Grocery shopping
  21. Running errands
  22. Attending a sports event
  23. Playing the piano
  24. Volunteering
  25. Host a yard sale
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