Regularly spending more than two hours a day behind the wheel can send your brain into reverse. Researchers at Leicester University have been looking at sedentary behaviour and found IQ fell faster in middle-aged people who drove long distances every day. While it was known that driving three to four hours a day can be bad for your heart, the research suggests it can be bad for your brain too. A study of more than 500,000 British people aged 37-73 took place over five years, during which they took various tests. Lifestyle factors such as smoking and bad diet can cause cognitive decline and now, it seems, can long hours spent driving.
Watching TV for long periods can have a similar effect. The good news is that using a computer up to two or three hours a day can actually boost cognitive skills as it simulates the brain.
More news from Curry Rivel
Huish Leisure is offering SOSA (Solo Salsa). This unique type of dance fitness combines Latin, Ballroom, Salsa and other international dance styles.Suitable for all shapes, sizes. ages and abilities. Classes take place on Wednesdays 6.30 — 7.15pm.Why not give it a go!For more details, please contact 01458...
Wondering how to occupy the children during the half term break (28 May — 1 June)? With a whole range of activities, Huish Leisure may just have the answer.For more information, please call 01458...
Fivehead invites you to come and have a good old nosey around our Open Gardens, 2pm-5pm on Sunday 10th June 2018, with a cream tea thrown in for the ticket price of just £5. Come along to our Village Hall (Stowey Road, TA3 6PP-signposted), collect your map and have a wander through our beautiful Village, visiting our Open Gardens. They range from small and beautiful to wild and wonderful...
St Andrew's Church
Scout Hut in Bonds Pool, Langport