The best way to protect your memory? YOGA: Stretching and meditation are better at preventing dementia than brain training games


'For years we've been told to keep our minds sharp by doing crosswords and playing sudoku.

But yoga and meditation are more effective than memory exercises for combating the mental decline that often precedes Alzheimer's, research has shown.

People who practised yoga regularly were also less likely to be depressed and anxious, and were better able to cope with stress, the study found.

Regular practice could be a simple, safe and low-cost solution to improving brain fitness and ward off ageing, researchers said.'


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