Combining Computer Use And Exercise Decreases Memory Loss In Later Life

The modern technology available to us is often blamed for the neglect of exercise among the general population. However, new research shows that using a computer and participating in moderate exercise is more beneficial to memory and cognition than steering clear of technology.

The combination of mentally stimulating activities and moderate exercise is shown to decrease your odds of suffering from memory loss in later life than participation of either one of the activities alone. Scientists believe it is particularly important for staving off mild cognitive impairment which is the intermediate stage between normal memory loss that comes with aging and early Alzheimer’s disease.


Geda YE, Computer Use and Exercise Combo may Decrease Odds of having Memory Loss, Mayo Clinic Research, 2012.

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Job Role Sports Nutritionist and Social Media Coordinator Qualifications Bsc Sport and Exercise Science Steph has a competitive athletic background which spans 19 years. As a child she performed with the English Youth Ballet and had performed on the West End stage by the age of 10. Her enthusiasm for sport and fitness continued to grow as she did, encouraging her to learn more about nutrition and training. She began using her knowledge and personal experience to help others when she began coaching at the age of 16. From here, she went on to study Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Essex during which time she also received the Most Promising Newcomer Award from her University to mark her outstanding contribution to sport. During her first year of study she was introduced to partner stunt acrobatics and artistic gymnastics. After one year of dedicating herself to a lifestyle revolving around her sport, she was training with the best team in the UK who are currently ranked fifth in the world. Steph has worked in both the private and public sector coaching children and adults from grassroot to elite level as well as providing them with cutting edge advice on how to reach their goals. Steph has received awards for her choreography and has competed nationally and internationally meaning that she can back up her scientific knowledge with a wealth of experience. As our resident Sports Nutritionist, Steph is here to provide the most current and evidence based fitness, health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals.
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