Oct 30 2010

Apparently driving makes you dumber

Published by admin at 7:50 pm under Uncategorized

Well, those of us who primarily use our bicycles for transportation already knew this, but now there’s research to back us up.   A study published earlier this month in the journal Neurology found that after nine years, people who walked an average of 6-9 miles a week maintained their brain volume (measured using high resolution scans at the end of the study) better than those that walked less or not at all.

Now before you get all upset about how the study must be inaccurate or flawed, the researchers controlled for a number of factors, including age, gender, body mass index and education.

So leave that car in the garage and get out there and walk (or bike.)  Your brain, and the entire planet, will thank you.

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