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    Psychology professor and Beckman Institute director Art Kramer, doctoral student Michelle Voss and their colleagues found that a year of moderate walking improved the connectivity of specific brain networks in older adults.

    Psychology professor and Beckman Institute director Art Kramer, doctoral student Michelle Voss and their colleagues found that a year of moderate walking improved the connectivity of specific brain networks in older adults.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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      Psychology professor and Beckman Institute director Art Kramer, doctoral student Michelle Voss and their colleagues found that a year of moderate walking improved the connectivity of specific brain networks in older adults.

      Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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      Moderate walking three times per week for a year increased brain connectivity and brain function in older adults, the researchers found.

      Photo by Elise McAuley for the Exercise Psychology Laboratory at the U. of I.

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