Forgetting and Falling- Research supports that exercise can help prevent both!

The top 2 fears I hear related to ageing are falling and becoming forgetful (dementia and Alzheimer’s disease). Fortunately, there is really strong evidence supporting the positive impact of lifestyle, particularly diet and exercise on reducing risk of both. From a few recent articles:

Exercise treatment is a very promising intervention for Alzheimer’s patients and is even an effective treatment for cognitive impairment in patients without Alzheimer’s.  …promising studies have shown that exercise enhances cognition in Alzheimer’s patients and also reduces the accumulation of amyloid plaques in the brain, which are a physiological hallmark of the disease.” source

Exercise can also help prevent falls by making muscles stronger & more flexible, improving balance, and increasing how long you’re able to stay active. source

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Use of Physical Activity to Decrease Fall Injury Risk

At Risk for Alzheimer’s? Exercise Might Keep it at Bay

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