- December 8, 2015
- Health Insider
- King’s College London
Leg power may predict how well you think 10 years from now. In a study of 324 healthy identical twins, those with stronger legs did better than their siblings on cognitive tests a decade later. Their brains were bigger, too.
What’s so special about legs? They contain the largest muscles in the body, so strong legs are a good stand-in for overall fitness. (This study didn’t look at men, but others have found that fitness is good for the brains in both genders.)
Just avoid these seven common walking mistakes.