Monday, November 29, 2010

Walking Six Miles Weekly May Reduce Chance of Getting Alzheimer's

Can't remember where you left your keys? Walking just six miles a week can ward off cognitive decline, says Jenny Hope.

Walking is the best medicine to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s – and cut your risk of getting it, claim researchers.

They prescribe five miles of walking a week to reduce the chances of the disease getting worse.

Healthy people should walk six miles to reduce their chances of developing it, says a new US study.

It found regular daily walking strengthens the brain’s memory circuits and also helps people who are starting to become forgetful. Read more

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