You’re never too old to reduce Alzheimer’s risk with exercise

by drsjbecker on May 7, 2012

Even if you’re 80 or older, it’s not too late for daily exercise to reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study. And if hitting the gym isn’t quite your style, here’s more good news: You can also benefit by doing housework, researchers say.

Plenty of research has suggested that people who make a habit of exercising are less likely to get Alzheimer’s, though scientists aren’t sure how to explain the link. Other activities that have been correlated with a reduced risk for Alzheimer’s include engaging one’s brain in mentally stimulating activities, spending time in social groups and eating a healthful diet, according to the National Institute on Aging.    http://www.latimes.com/health/boostershots/la-heb-alzheimers-physical-activity-elderly-20120418,0,5073626.story?track=rss

The Los Angeles Times (CA) – by Karen Kaplan(Wednesday, April 18, 2012) –

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