Regular Walking Could Cut Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

walking could cut Alzheimer's risk

New Alzheimer’s research has shown walking could drastically reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s.

 

Just 20 minutes of walking/physical exercise three times per week keeps a steady flow of oxygen to the brain, thus preventing a build-up of plaque which can cause Alzheimer’s.

Professor Carol Brayne, from Cambridge University’s Institute of Public Health, said: ‘The important message is that there are aspects of healthy life which reduce risk.

‘This doesn’t say we can prevent dementia and Alzheimer’s altogether. But there is a proportion which is preventable. Even just having a vigorous walk a few times a week and ideally make it social event.

‘It’s really difficult for many people to take exercise. If nothing else is possible, even a walk will help. That’s what evidence suggests.

‘So 20 minutes to half an hour, three times a week. I would say to just fit something into life in the best possible way. This might be getting off the bus stop the next stop up, and walk the last bit.’

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