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New study shows motorcycle riding can keep the brain stimulated

Riding a motorcycle can keep your brain stimulated and active
Riding a motorcycle can keep your brain stimulated and active
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by Tom Walsh

Everyone has a different way of keeping their brain active whether it is reading a book or filling in a crossword puzzle.

However, a new study has highlighted riding a motorcycle as being a great way to keep a person's brain mentally stimulated.

Research by Dr Ryuta Kawashima, author of the popular Nintendo game 'Dr Kawashima's Brain Training: How Old Is Your Brain', found riders between the age of 40 and 50 improved their cognitive functioning after riding their bike to work for two months.

Along with a team at the University of Tokyo, 'The relationship between motorcycle riding and the human mind' study found that there are greater mental benefits from riding as it is seen more of a challenge.

"A car is a comfortable machine which does not activate our brains. By using motorcycles more in our life, we can have positive effects on our brains and minds," Dr Kawashima added.

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