Following a Fitness Plan May Spare You from Dementia
Winning over Dementia may not as complicated as it seems. As it turns out, recent researches have shown that taking your fitness seriously may spare you from acquiring the condition later on in life.
How important is this finding?
Here are the numbers that we need to remember relating to Dementia:
Dementia is the 3rd leading cause of death in Australia. Every week, 1,700 cases of Dementia are being reported and if the medical experts do not come up with anything to battle this condition, the number is expected to increase by 5,700 by the year 2050.
Commonly, only people above 65 years old are affected by Dementia. However, there are some cases wherein the condition has affected men and women as young as 30 years old.
What is Dementia?
Simply put, Dementia is a condition wherein the person loses his ability to think logically, to reason, to learn new things or recall past experiences. Social skills deteriorate and the quality of life may be affected.
The good news is that we may not have to look far and search wide for a medical breakthrough as anyone can begin on a workout plan or start exercising at anytime. The earlier the intervention, the lesser your risk of acquiring the condition.
Two of the leading causes of Dementia are previous heart attacks and stroke. Exercise has been proven very effective against both illnesses and against memory loss. This makes the finding that having a good fitness regimen will reduce your chances of incurring the dreaded syndrome plausible.
When is the best time to start exercising?
The best time to take on a workout regimen is always now. Whether you are barely out of your teens or already approaching the 50s, it is never too late to begin exercising. There is no better time to work on being fit and healthy than now.
What is the best workout to have?
It is best to have yourself assessed by a fitness expert and let him be the one to design a plan suitable for your fitness capability and current physical condition. Consult your doctor for any medical concerns and inform your Personal Trainer about it.
Here’s an article on Mother Nature Network regarding Fitness and Dementia:
Fitness can trim down Dementia risk
Being highly fit in middle age may keep the mind sharp, lowering the risk of dementia and
Alzheimer’s disease later in life, a new study suggests.
Using patient records, researchers found that people who had the greatest levels of fitness in midlife had a 36 percent lower incidence of developing dementia than those who were the least fit.
You can read more about it here.
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