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Can Staying Fit Really Protect Cognitive Health?

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Exercise is often thought of as a way to prevent medical conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, and even depression. However, studies say that physical activity may also help in preventing Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia.

Cognitive health is an intricate topic, but while most science surrounding Alzheimer’s is still unclear there is reasonable evidence that links a person’s cognitive health with overall wellness.

In an article published by the Harvard Medical School, practicing healthy habits may help ward off Alzheimer’s disease.

A study from the Alzheimer’s Research Foundation suggests that the most effective way to reduce a person’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s is to a practice brain-healthy lifestyle. This includes eating well, exercising regularly, getting quality sleep, and engaging your mind in activities.

Senior-Friendly Indoor Exercises

As a professional home care services provider, we at Lowenhill Home Care Services understand that most families are concerned about their loved one’s safety during exercise. There are numerous indoor fitness activities that seniors may participate in without meeting any injury. Some examples are:

  • Yoga
  • Walking
  • Strength training
  • Tai-chi
  • Dancing
  • Swimming

How Often Should Seniors Exercise?

When it comes to how often a senior will need to exercise, the answer may vary from person to person. The safest way you can find out is by asking your loved one’s physician and getting their professional opinion on the issue.

Call us today to learn more about our Senior Care Services