If you don't like to exercise, a new report out may have you changing your mind.

In the report it says that exercise keeps dementia at bay, so if your a runner or walker or do other things, bottom line is that working out 'significantly' boosts brain power.

The Australian scientists confirm that what's good for the heart is good for the brain.  The team that was behind the findings said evidence was strong enough to recommend prescribing certain exercises to improve cognitive function.

The findings say moderate or vigorous exercise improved brain capacity, the ability to process information quickly and memory.  Aerobic exercise, like running, swimming or walking significantly enhanced cognitive abilities while resistance training like weights had a 'pronounced effect' on working memory.

Matthew Peyton