Cognitive impact of exercise and mindfulness in older adults: A comprehensive study

A large-scale study found that neither exercise nor mindfulness training improved cognitive function in older adults who reported age-related changes in memory but did not have a diagnosis of dementia. Posted in JAMA, the study involved 585 adults between the ages of 65 and 84, who were randomly assigned to four groups: an exercise group, a mindfulness group, a combination of exercise and mindfulness, and a control group that received a general health education. After conducting memory tests and brain scans at the start of the study, as well as…

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