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May 02, 2018

Aerobic Fitness In Older Adults Is Related To Language Production

Have you ever experienced a phenomenon called "tip of the tongue"? It happens when you have a word you are trying to recall, but can't. It feels like the word is on the tip of your tongue.

It happens to all of us but as we age, we often think it is related to memory loss. Good news! It's not. It's due to our language production.

"Older adults sometimes worry that tip-of-the-tongue states indicate serious memory problems but this is a misconception: tip-of-the-tongue states are not associated with memory loss," says Dr Segaert. "In fact, older adults usually have a much larger vocabulary than young adults. Instead, tip-of-the-tongue states occur when the meaning of a word is available in our memory, but the sound form of the word can temporarily not be accessed."

Dr Segaert conducted a study at The University of Birmingham study -- carried out in collaboration with the University of Agder in Norway, the University of Leuven in Belgium and King's College London and found that older adults' aerobic fitness levels are directly related to the incidence of age-related language failures such as 'tip-of-the-tongue' states.

Specifically, "In our study, the higher the older adults' aerobic fitness level, the lower the probability of experiencing a tip-of-the-tongue state.

"Importantly, our results also showed that the relationship between the frequency of tip-of-the-tongue occurrences and aerobic fitness levels exists over and above the influence of a person's age and vocabulary size."

This study is beneficial in that it shows a relationship between fitness and language skills. Many studies have shown the health benefits of exercise as we age but we now know that fitness can help us maintain our language skills as we age.

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Feb 09, 2018

Richard's power walking recommendation

Ride the River by Eric Clapton and J J Cale when walking quickly

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Feb 09, 2018

Marc's Walk Yo Butt Off Music

All the songs I listen to are for fast pace walking. I do a mile in 13 mins now....generally walk 5 to 6 miles 5 to 6 days a week. Here are just a few

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Feb 09, 2018

just getting started!

Yes Tuesday you will see me walking around Denton Texas! I plan to walk for 20 minutes in morning and 20 more minutes afternoon. That's not a lot but not

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Jan 24, 2018

Brisk Walking Programs For Improving Your Health And Fitness

You'll learn what brisk walking is and what a good pace is. You'll find four different brisk walking programs that you can follow.

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