Concerned about Alzheimer’s and Dementia?
New Evidence: Walking May Cut Dementia Risk
That step counter on your smartphone could improve your chances of avoiding dementia, according to a large-scale study, recently published in JAMA Neurology.
The key finding:Walking 9,800 steps a day reduces your risk of cognitive impairment by as much as 25%.
Researchers in Austraila and Denmark monitored the daily step counts of more than 78,000 adults between ages 40 and 79. After a seven-year period, researchers found a lowered risk of cognitive impairment among those who hit the step goals.
“I think this reinforces recommendations that we can make to people that walking is likely to be beneficial,” says Ronald Peterson, M.D., Director of the Mayo Clinic Alzheimer’s Research Center.
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