“You know that exercise is important for keeping your body healthy as you age, but more and more research suggests it plays a role in keeping your mind sharp, too.

It may even help protect against Alzheimer’s disease, a progressive brain disorder marked by memory problems and critical thinking decline—and you don’t have to go overboard on the exercise to reap those benefits, according to new research published in JAMA Neurology.”

Read more from Runner’s World here!