Blog Weekly News Scan: Exercise Temporarily Boosts Memory-Related Brain Activity, Arthritis and Physical Activity, Healthiest States By Taylor Goldsmith, 05.17.19 FacebookTwitterLinkedin This week in the news, we look at how moderate-intensity exercise can boost memory-related brain activity, how physical activity impacts arthritis and the ten healthiest states in the country. We hope you enjoy! 30 Minutes of ‘Acute’ Exercise Temporarily Boosts Memory-Related Brain Activity, Strengthens Brain Over Time, PT in Motion, May 13, 2019: Have a name on the tip of your tongue? It might be easier to retrieve it after 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise, according to new research published in the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society. Researchers believe that the post-exercise spike in activity may provide a kind of workout for the brain that, over time, can increase neural efficiency and slow cognitive decline associated with aging. Learn more about the study. CDC: Arthritis Affects 1 in 4 in US; More Emphasis on Physical Activity Needed, PT in Motion, May 8, 2019: According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) latest snapshot of arthritis, an estimated 1 in 4 US adults have the condition, almost 27% of whom experience severe joint pain. The CDC findings also highlight that increased physical activity among individuals with arthritis can have a marked impact on reducing pain severity and increasing function. Read about the latest CDC research in this article. The 10 Best U.S. States for Health Care, US News and World Report, May 14, 2019: Where you live plays a role in how healthy you are. Curious which states rank the best? Read which states that came out on top for US News and World Report. Want even more? Subscribe to our blog digest to get our news scan delivered to your inbox every week. Sign up today.