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Memory problems

Obese people find it more difficult to pick apart spatial, item, and temporal memory, as well as the ability to integrate them.

If you're obese, you might be up to 20 percent more likely not to remember where you put your keys.

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A diet high in saturated fats and sugars affects your blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar levels. It also affects the parts of the brain that are important to memory.

  • A 2015 study found obese children performed worse on memory tasks than children who weren't overweight. ...

The diet of obese people degrades their memory and makes them more likely to overeat, a study revealed.

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Reward Response

For many people eating a little sugar stimulates a craving for more. Sugar can lead to intense feelings of hunger.

Sugar has addiction-like effects in the reward center of the brain, causing a loss of self-control, overeating and weight gain.

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Swimming provides unique benefits

Research shows that swimming regularly may have several health benefits.

Swimming can improve your memory, cognitive function, mood, and strengthen your immune system. It can also help to mend damage from stress and create new neural connections in the brain.

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Exercise Regularly

We believe these benefits are a result of increased blood flow to your brain during exercise. It also tends to counter some of the natural reduction in brain connections that occur during aging, in effect reversing some of the problems.

Aim to exercise several times per week for 30–60 minut...

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