Exercise Cuts Dementia Risk More Than Low Alcohol Intake
Just remember this: exercise regularly. If you do, you’ll increase the likelihood that you will remember a lot of other things. Science Daily reports on the results of a 35-year study involving more than 2,000 men that looked at the roles and potency of five behaviors that are known to reduce the risk of dementia: taking regular exercise, non-smoking, a low body weight, a healthy diet and a low alcohol intake. The research found that people who consistently followed four or five of these behaviors had a 60 per cent decline in dementia and cognitive decline and 70 per cent fewer instances of diabetes, heart disease and stroke, compared with people who followed none. Wait, there’s more: It also revealed that of the five healthful behaviors, regular exercise had the most potent influence. Read more from Science Daily.