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Boost your memory by Darren Bridger

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Healthy body, healthy memory

Get up from in front of the TV, and you could improve your memory.

Your brain doesn’t operate in total isolation from your body. Taking regular exercise and avoiding getting overweight could help boost your memory as well as your physical health.

In today’s wealthy Western societies, many of us are more sedentary than we evolved to be. Our bodies evolved on the East African plains, at a time when we would be on our feet for much of the day, hunting or gathering food. We developed to crave sugary and fatty foods - good sources of energy - and these were scarce. The car, the office cubicle and the easy chair were still far in the future. Today, with cheap transportation, abundant fatty and sugary foods and very ...

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