Yesterday I hit the "Publish Post" button and then went to check my e-mail. I subscribe to the New York Times feed for their "Well" blog, and one of the posts was about – you guessed it – weight training!
There's actually a link within the story to get to the meat of the matter, which suggests that weight-training increases brain function in older women.
Am I an "older woman?" How can I be? Most of the time I don't feel any older than I did when I graduated from high school, but I'll be … gulp … 59 in May.
I suppose we all experience some mental decline as we age. Sometimes I actually look forward to it! How cool would it be to not have to pay the bills or balance the checkbook? Then again, who's going to do it for me?
So in addition to boosting metabolism, those little dumbbells can boost cognition. One more reason to pick 'em up!