In Women, Training for a Sharper Mind
The New York Times reports on a recent study showing that older women may benefit from strength training
Roni Caryn Rabin – The New York Times
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Roni Caryn Rabin reports for The New York Times on a new study that was featured in the January 25th issue of Achives os Internal Medicine. The British Columbian study recruited 155 women ages 65 to 75 years to analyze what cognitive functions may or may not improve with different forms of exercise. The study suggests that older women who do regular strength training (in lieu of balance and toning) may see marked improvements in their ability to makes decisions, resolve conflicts, and focus without distractions. This new documentation of the added benefits of strength training will, hopefully, encourage older women to participate in this activity with greater frequency.
By Roni Caryn Rabin
Published: January 25, 2010