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What’s the best way to move towards the fountain of youth?


What’s the best way to move towards the fountain of youth?

It’s not clear whether swimming is an elixir but moving and working on your mobility are steps in the right direction

Devlin Brown

I've written before that mobility and movement hold the keys to a young, healthy body and by extension mind. And I stand by that.

But Tatjana Schoenmaker’s goosebump performance at the Olympics a few weeks ago sent me on a reading binge about swimming in general and I found an interesting article that suggests the secret to staying young may well be found not in drinking from the fountain of youth, but in swimming in it.

An article called “Swimming gives your brain a boost — but scientists don’t know yet why it’s better than other aerobic activities”, published in The Conversation, is written by Seena Mathew, assistant professor of biology at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. “It’s no secret that aerobic exercise can help stave off some of the ravages of ageing. But a growing body of research suggests that swimming might provide a unique boost to brain health...

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