Just want to share this New York Times article with you, especially if you need some motivation to hit the gym.
Muscular power, especially in the legs — which are the largest muscles in the body — is widely accepted as a marker of healthy aging. Older people with relatively powerful leg muscles get around better than those with weak legs. They also tend to have sharper minds, studies show.
A new study has found that
of the 324 twins, those who had had the sturdiest legs a decade ago showed the least fall-off in thinking skills... on average, a muscularly powerful twin now performed about 18 percent better on memory and other cognitive tests than her weaker sister.
Now go get some workout done. Have a great day!
Source: New York Times