Exercise Now, Avoid Dementia Later

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According to researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center report in the Annals of Internal Medicine, those of us who exercise regularly and increase our cardiovascular fitness can decrease our risk of contracting dementia later in life. Over the course of 39 years between 1970 and 2009 researchers tested 19,000 non-elderly adults on treadmills and those who did the best were found to be less likely to experience dementia after age 65. As a result the researchers concluded that a greater level of physical fitness in middle age may be a “modifiable risk factor for the disease”, according to the researchers. In the report researchers say striving to get 150 minutes of moderate exercise a week might help improve long term health. And you might even lose some weight too! What do you say, lets get on those treadmills!