Most boomers know about the body-related benefits of exercise. Even 20 minutes a week of vigorous exercise has been shown to have measurable benefits. Recent reports, however, demonstrate that exercise can also benefit the brain.
At the Alzheimer's Association International Conference held last week, three separate studies presented suggest that regular physical activity can actually reduce the effects of dementia and Alzheimer's disease.
“Based on the results we heard reported today at AAIC 2015, exercise or regular physical activity might play a role in both protecting your brain from Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, and also living better with the disease if you have it,” said Maria Carrillo, PhD, Alzheimer’s Association Chief Science Officer. According to the Alzheimer's Association, "The evidence presented today at AAIC 2015 supports the guidance from the Alzheimer’s Association that highlights regular physical activity as one of several proactive steps people can take to reduce their risk of cognitive decline."
So get on out there and exercise!