Ha. I agree with the findings of this study 100%. Lift more, get smarter. I may be an N of 1, but I am proof that this is true. I started lifting REGULARLY in 1975. In my 42nd year of training and my 60th year of life I am still going strong (some would say too strong, but that’s their problem, not mine) and hitting on all cylinders. Can you say that? Will you be able to say that when you are my age or older?

At least these scientists did some actual measurement and did not rely on memory-based surveys of self-perceived well-being, which would have been really dicey in a population at risk for dementia.

“The more we can get people doing resistance training like weight lifting, the more likely we are to have a healthier ageing population,” he said.

“The key however is to make sure you are doing it frequently, at least twice a week, and at a high intensity so that you are maximising your strength gains. This will give you the maximum benefit for your brain.”