Saturday, January 29, 2011

Does Walking Help Ward Off Alzheimer's

Here is a research finding that might get your attention....

In a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers asked 2,257 men ages 71–93 and with no signs of dementia how far they walked each day.

Cognitive assessments performed four to eight years later showed that the men who walked less than a quarter mile a day were nearly twice as likely to have developed dementia as those who walked two miles or more each day.

Read more from John Hopkins at Guarding Your Memory

Subscribe to the Alzheimer's Reading Room
Enter your email address:

More from the Alzheimer's Reading Room

Original content Bob DeMarco, the Alzheimer's Reading Room