Even light activity can slow down ageing of the brain, scientists find

Even light activity such as household chores might help to keep the brain young, research suggests, adding to a growing body of evidence that, when it comes to exercise, every little bit helps.

The findings mirror upcoming guidance from the UK chief medical officers, and existing US guidelines, which say light activity or very short bouts of exercise are beneficial to health – even if it is just a minute or two at a time – countering the previous view that there was a threshold that must be reached before there were benefits.

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