Researchers from the University of Miami have new data to support the benefits of moderate to vigorous exercise as a way to protect the aging brain. The benefits of exercise for the heart and more general physical health are widely known. What is now becoming clear is that exercise may also be crucial for maintaining mental clarity and cognitive skills. Researchers documented that those seniors engaged in moderate to vigorous regular exercise had brains equivalent to individuals ten years younger. Yet another reason to lace up your running shoes! Get out your water bottle and Read This.