So the other day my husband looked over at me and said...
"Good thing you plan to walk more in the New Year."
"What do you mean?" I asked. Instantly thinking that he must have caught a glimpse of my flabby butt.
"Here, read this", he says, handing me the Parade magazine from Sunday's paper.
The first line of the article by Emily Listfield says... Walking isn't just good for your waistline--it benefits your memory, too.
Oh the memory thing again.... see my earlier blog post entitled Pretty Sure I'm Losing My Filter.
Maybe I'd rather have it be about my butt....
So the article says that a new study shows that walking 6 to 9 miles a week may stop your brain from shrinking as you age.
Cool. I so need that. I can't stand much more shrinkage or I won't remember who I am.
According to the article, exercise increases the amount of blood going to the brain, which means more of the important nutrients necessary for the brain to function are distributed. Hmmmn. Some loss of brain matter is normal with age, but with increased exercise, the parts of the brain that support memory function are spared. Okay this sounds kinda good. The earlier you start exercising, the better, but it's never too late. Any amount you do will help.
Perfect. I need to do whatever I can to help stop the memory shrinkage.
So, I can work on New Year's resolution # 2, to add more cardio to my life, while whipping my flabby butt into shape, and improving my memory. All I have to do is take a walk!
Well, several walks I guess. I will never have the time for a 6 to 9 mile walk in one night.
Now to find the time.