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.