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Larger waist size leads to smaller brain size

August 16th, 2011

In being a sports and fitness company, it should be pretty obvious that leading a healthy lifestyle is pretty important to our company, and something we want our followers to believe in as well. Today, the majority of Americans are familiar with the fact that obesity can lead to diabetes, heart disease and a string of other serious health issues. But, what most might not be aware of is that gaining weight can actually cause your brain to shrink and decrease brainpower later in life.

According to an online article, “Wide waist, narrow mind: How middle age spread can shrink your brain,” those who were obese in their 50s tended to perform poorly on mental tests conducted in a U.S. research study. The study consisted of more than 1,300 men and women in their 50s and 60s, and over the span of ten years brain scans and mental tests were conducted on participants.

Results of the study concluded that even among the healthiest individuals, the brain shrinks with age, but those with diabetes shrank at a faster rate than those without the disease.

Moral of the story, be fit, stay active and lead a healthy lifestyle. If you don’t, not only will your wallet have to pay for the new jeans to mask your expanding waistline, your brain will also be suffering the consequences.

There are endless ways to stay in shape, visit our Facebook page, website or YouTube channel for tons of ideas, or just throw on your Hyper Vest PRO and carry on with your day. Trust us, your body and brain will thank you later!

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