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Stopping exercise for 10 days can decrease brain blood flow

In the Journals You can lose cardiovascular endurance after stopping exercising for a few weeks, but what impact does extended time off have on your brain? A small study published August 2016 in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience examined cerebral blood flow in physically fit older adults ages 50 to 80 years before and after a 10-day period during which they stopped all exercise. The participants, half of whom were men, were all defined…

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