Walking Can Help Women Maintain Memory Walking Can Help Women Maintain Memory
The Nurses’ Health Study Annual Newsletter Volume 12, 2005

According to the Nurses’ Health Study of 2005, walking is one of the most common forms of exercise and has many health benefits; it can help lower the risk of cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis and some types of cancer.

New data from the Nurses’ Health Study suggests that walking can also help women maintain memory. They found that the more that women walked during their late 50’s and 60’s, the better their memory was at age 70 and older. Those who walked at least 90 minutes a week had cognitive function similar to that of women 1.5 years younger.