Regular Exercise Can Reduce The Risk of Dementia

Written by Active Minds on Monday the 24th of December 2012.


A recent study published in the Stroke journal showed that people who remained physically active in older age reduced their risk of developing vascular related dementia by 40%.

The study was a three year European research project carried out over 639 people in their 60’s and 70’s. Of those 64% remained physically active for at least 30 minutes a day three times a week. This included walking, aerobics classes and bike rides.

The study shows that regular excise combined with a healthy diet can help to significantly reduce the risk of developing dementia.

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