Worried about Cognitive Decline?
When you exercise your body, you exercise your brain, too. "Exercise may slow existing cognitive deterioration by stabilizing older brain connections (synapses) and help make new connections possible," Verna R. Porter, MD, neurologist and director of the Dementia, Alzheimer's Disease and Neurocognitive Disorders at Providence Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, CA says. "The ideal is to increase physical activity through a combination of aerobic exercise and strength training."
If you're picturing a gym membership, dumbbells, and infinite push-ups, don't despair.
A 2022 study published in Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association showed that incorporating even 20 minutes of physical activity into your daily routine can decrease your risk of dementia.
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