Friday, December 10, 2010

Walking and Mental Health

A ten year long study has shows a link between walking and slower cognitive decline.

While walking cant cure Alzheimers it can slow down the progression.
Patients who walked 8km a week had slower progression of Alzheimers and mild cognitive impairment in comparison with those who didn\t walk.

Patients who walked 8km/week had better preservation of the frontal lobe and the temporal lobes (including the hippocampus) - all areas associated with memory and learning

Start walking now to prevent a problem before there is one!

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