It’s widely accepted that regular exercise is integral to overall health of the body, but the lesser-known benefits for the brain are equally as important. “Regular physical exercise has demonstrated a benefit in numerous health outcomes, including a widely replicated reduction in risk of cognitive decline and dementia,” said Kelley. “While the impact is greatest for people adopting this habit early and maintaining it throughout their life, studies have shown that it is never too late to enjoy the health benefits of regular physical activity.”