We all know the benefits of exercise, for both the young and the elderly. However, most studies for the elderly tend to focus solely on cardiovascular exercise like walking, gardening, or jogging. 

A recent article highlights a new study which focuses on resistance training – otherwise known as weight lifting  – and the benefits this type of exercise could have for seniors. The study finds that resistance training improves “both cognitive performance and brain function.”  More importantly, the study found that resistance training slowed the decline into full blown dementia.