Research teases out specific benefits of exercise and cognitive training for middle and older age people

“Distinct Brain and Behavioral Benefits from Cognitive vs. Physical Training: A Randomized Trial in Aging Adults” was posted on the Frontiers in Human Science blog on 7-18-16. This study builds on an emerging body of research about the cognitive benefits of exercise and cognitive training for older adults. The participants were “normally aging middle to older age adults.”  Previous studies have found significant benefits for each “treatment,” but this study was able to identify specific benefits.