An article in the Wall Street Journal dated April 10, 2016 titled “Sweat Smart” discusses the positive effects of regular exercise and how it may substantially reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease in the older population. A study that was released in March 2016 and published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease stated a variety of physical activities from walking to gardening and dancing can improve brain volume and cut the risk of Alzheimer’s disease by 50%. This research was conducted at UCLA Medical Center and the University of Pittsburgh. So get out your dancing shoes, dust off your sneakers, or simply plant a few vegetables or flowers. You will not only be living a healthy lifestyle by exercising those muscles but also your training your brain and improving brain fitness!
Kass Hubbard RN Administrator