A new study by the Journal of the American Medical Association is reporting that those seniors that participate in a regular physical activity program slows the process of cognitive decline. This is believed to be the first study that shows the direct link between memory impairment and regular exercise – which could substantially change our thought process on diseases like Alzheimer’s.
Seniors tend to slow down as they age. As they become home bound, their exercise level decreases rapidly. Yet with even simple exercises, like walking, can have a huge impact on your overall health. In this study, participants used very simple exercise routines, and many cases walking was their activity of choice.
With just a simple walk for three 50-minute sessions each week, participants had better cognitive scores, and a lower incidence of clinical dementia.