Physical Fitness Helps Prevent Dementia
I love to read and research reasons for keeping fit and exercising. Research that is done by University’s and science programs World Wide are extremely important in giving us ways to better our lives. I have found that some research however gives us motivation to do things we already know is good for us.
Things like eating fruit and veg, exercising, not working too long, getting good sleep are all things that we know are good for us but I love to know the why and the specifics, like why is eating carrots good for me?
One interesting bit of research from the American Academy of Neurology, states that Physically fit women are nearly 90 percent less likely to develop dementia. Now for all women reading this research, it must make you want to be physically fit.
Alzheimer’s Society state that there are 850,000 people with dementia in the UK, with numbers set to rise to over 1 million by 2025. This will soar to 2 million by 2051. These alarming figures show that we need to do anything that is suggested to keep dementia at bay.
The research is exciting because it shows that it is possible that improving people’s cardiovascular fitness in middle age could delay or even prevent them from developing dementia.
High Fitness Levels
The research does state that the higher the fitness levels the less likely you are of developing dementia. The key is to be as fit as possible. The findings show that improvements are there even in moderate fitness but the percentage is lower in moderate fitness.
Any type of exercise that increases cardiovascular performance is good.
All these are great ways of improving cardiovascular performance.
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