Stairs: Friend or Foe?
Life is full of trade-offs. If you want a quiet village life, great Channel views at a super price, you’ll probably need to give on some other features. That’s Summerland.
That got me to thinking:
And here’s the real kicker: Climbing stairs can contribute improved cognitive function. According to a study done at King’s College in the UK stronger legs contributes to decreased cognitive decline over time.
Sheena Aurora, M.D., a clinical associate professor of neurology and neurological sciences at Stanford University says "There is good evidence to state that exercise helps the brain function better…in part because motor learning helps other areas of the brain to function better as well, …and raising your heart rate (which happens when you work out) sends more blood to the brain, which is better for your cognitive function—especially over time.”
Your Brain on Stairs
While stairs may pose a challenge or even a danger to the elderly, frail, or infirm, having a few stairs in your life today might lead to a happier, healthier, longer, and even smarter life in the future.
Acknowledgements: Idea by lastspark from the Noun Project. Stairs by chappara from the Noun Project.
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