Sunday, February 12, 2006

Walk it off, walk it off

. . . If you have a taste for domestic birds, you can sharpen those mental faculties by going on the brisk family walk after dinner instead of reclaiming your dent on the couch. Corinne Gediman, author of “Brainfit: 10 Minutes a Day for a Sharper Mind and Memory,” calls walking an elixir for a stronger memory (unlike other popular elixirs favored by Health’s Ass that fog your memory the next morning). This assumes, of course, that you want to remember those fun family wad-ups in gory detail.

. . . The dox at the University of Illinois back her up with a study of 29 non-exercising adults who started a six-month walking program and lived to tell about it…no, they were able to answer more attention-demanding questions than their tater counterparts. Such questions, of course, would be along the lines of “Explain Schroedinger’s theory of light wave dynamics.” They just spouted it right out! No lie.

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