HEALTH: Stay fit to reduce risk of Alzheimer’s


September is world Alzheimer’s month, and recent studies have shown aerobic exercise can help reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s by up to 50%.

For those who have already started to develop cognitive difficulties, exercise could actually reduce further deterioration. 

Almost any type of aerobic exercise will do – whether it’s walking, dancing or even gardening.

What else can help?

The more strenuous the activity, the greater the possible health benefits. So it’s good to work up a sweat and feel slightly out of breath.

As well as regular exercise, the Alzheimer’s Research & Prevention Foundation advises that social engagement, a healthy diet, quality sleep, and stress management can all contribute to the prevention of Alzheimer’s.


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