Let me get the information straight to you in the latest study from The American Geriatric Society,
“Researchers have learned that physical activity helps reduce AD risk by up to 65 percent, depending on the type of exercise and its intensity. That’s because exercise reduces blood vessel disease risk, improves your breathing function, supports the survival of the cells that make up your body, and lessens Inflammation.”
You can read the entire summary article here,
Repeatedly we’ve seen references to exercise and a healthy lifestyle in connection with Alzheimer’s prevention. Please read this article and notice the diseases which, in themselves, raise your risk factors. They are all, to a significant degree, results of unhealthy choices!
A different study projected a 35% reduction in dementia worldwide with specific lifestyle changes: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/social-issues/healthier-living-could-reduce-worldwide-dementia-by-a-third-report-says/2017/07/19/e40438be-6cc0-11e7-96ab-5f38140b38cc_story.html?utm_term=.2ee8a72e9e39
I am not ignoring genetics, but I am stressing the incredible power of your own personal choices!
A while back I read the results of a survey stating that, among seniors, there is a greater fear of Alzheimer’s than the fear of death!
I have my own personal insight.
My paternal grandmother suffered immensely before she died from a vicious and deadly neurodegenerative disease called Huntington’s.
I know that my joy of movement and exercise arises from deep inside where my childhood memories reside of my beautiful grandmother.
Guiding you through your fitness journey,
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