Exercise Cuts Dementia Risk In Half
The more you exercise, the more likely you are to remember to exercise. That’s the verdict of a new study published in the American Heart Association journal Stroke, which found that older people who exercised at least three times a week reduced their risk of vascular-related dementia by 40 percent and cognitive impairment by 60 percent. What’s “older”? The study subjects were 639 people in their 60s and 70s. Ana Verdelho, lead author of the study and a neuroscience researcher at the University of Lisbon, said that after looking at the results, she recommends “physical activity of moderate intensity at least 30 minutes three times a week to prevent cognitive impairment.” Read more in a news release from the American Heart Association.