Friday, November 25, 2016
Currently, 5.4 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease. This number will continue to grow as the baby boomers age. However, recent research suggests that Americans can do things to prevent or slow the onset of the disease. Exercise and diet are the two main things that can help prevent Alzheimer’s. More specifically, 2.5 hours of moderate exercise per week should do the trick with a variety of activities that promote healthy cognitive aging. Over the years, our society has become more and more sedentary, so it is a good idea to increase your movement whenever possible. These simple steps can help improve brain function as we age and prevent or slow the onset of Alzheimer’s.
See Kim Gerecke, These Simple Lifestyle Changes Can Prevent or Slow Alzheimer’s, Market Watch, November 23, 2016.