Mind Your Body
Exercise regularly – your brain will love it
There is now emerging evidence that, in addition to
protecting us from heart disease, stroke and diabetes,
regular exercise can reduce the risk of dementia.
The benefits of exercise are clear. People who are
physically fitter are less likely to experience heart
disease and stroke, both factors associated with an
increased risk of developing dementia.
Exercise is also important in reducing the risk of high
blood pressure and Type 2 diabetes, which are risk factors
for the condition.
Physical exercise is essential for maintaining good blood
flow to the brain and encourages the growth of new brain
People who are very fit also have a slower decline in
brain tissue and less brain shrinkage as they age. Each
person’s exercise routine will be different depending on
age, capability and level of fitness.
So make sure to get advice on what is the best
type of exercise for you.
Rules of thumb:
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