Does active leisure protect cognition? Evidence from a national birth cohort.

@article{Richards2003DoesAL,
  title={Does active leisure protect cognition? Evidence from a national birth cohort.},
  author={M Richards and Rebecca Hardy and Michael E. J. Wadsworth},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={56 4},
  pages={785-92}
}
Social, physical and intellectual activities are thought to facilitate cognitive performance and slow the rate of age associated cognitive decline, but little is known about this association in younger adulthood. We used multiple regression to test the association between two kinds of activity at 36 years-physical exercise and spare-time activity-and verbal memory at 43 and 53 years in 1919 males and females enrolled in the MRC National Survey of Health and Development (the British 1946 birth… CONTINUE READING

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