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The number of people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and dementia is continuing to climb. A recent study showed individuals in their 70s have a nearly one in three chance of getting some form of this disease, but there’s good news on the forefront when it comes to avoiding it as well.READ THE ARTICLE
Get your steps: According to data from the Journal of the American Medical Association Neurology, walking an average of 9,800 steps per day can cut your risk of developing dementia almost in half. Broken down further, the study found that walking 3,800 steps per day equated to a 25 percent lower risk, and walking 6,000 steps per day at a “reasonably quickly” pace resulted in a 62 percent lower risk. Ultimately, however, 9,800 steps a day is the optimal number, which equals roughly 30 minutes of “purposeful walking”.
Add active time to your calendar: It’s so simple, yet so many don’t take the time to just move until it’s too late. There’s no time like the present, right?