Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Brisk Walking Could Reduce The Risk Of Alzheimer’s Disease

Brisk walking is a great form of exercise particularly to women because of its safety and basic routine that requires no special training or equipment to do so.

Brisk walking is not only contribute in keeping the body healthy and fit, but it also help increase blood flow to the brain, which leads to reduced risk of Alzheimer's disease, new research reveals.

This study involving 16 elderly women aged over 60 who walked briskly for 30-50 minutes three or four times a week for 3 months. At the end of the study, the amount of blood flow to the brain in participants increased by about 15 percent. An increase blood flow to the brain is known to reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia that affects many older people.

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