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Swimming and brain health

  • In a study with rats, swimming was found to stimulate brain pathways that reduced inflammation in the hippocampus and slowed down cell death. Swimming also helped neuron survival and lowered the cognitive impact of ageing.
  • Another study paid attention to the impact of swimming on mental agility in elderly people. Researchers found increased mental speed and attention compared with non-swimmers.
  • In children, swimming (aerobic exercise) showed a clear cognitive benefit over anaerobic exercise such as CrossFit.

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