Sitting all day is bad for your brain, too | VentureBeat | Lifestyle | by Gregory Ferenstein

We know that spending all day hunched over laptops is shortening our lifespan and expanding our waistlines. Still, the threat of never growing up to be an Anderson Cooper-caliber silver fox may not be enough to motivate young tech workers to switch to a treadmill desk and sign up for some daily Jazzercise.

But if you value your mind, beware: A new study shows how added pounds can make us dumber.

“The findings show that lower-fit individuals lose more memory across time,” said Kimberly Fenn, assistant professor of psychology at Michigan State University, in a chat with VentureBeat.

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