June is brain month

Lifestyle is an important part of staying healthy in mind and body.

Alzheimer’s and dementia are not an inevitable part of normal aging and exercise might help keep them at bay!

Researchers found that every hour of exercise over the recommended weekly levels of more intense activity reduce brain aging by about a year. The study shows a link but does not prove that physical activity keeps the brain healthy. We’ve all seen studies that report people who are active have lower odds for a variety of health problems, including heart disease, diabetes and some cancers. Why take a risk when exercise improves our health all around! So, get up and get moving! Aren’t we fortunate to live in a community of active adults with so many choices to keep us healthy? Isn’t that why we moved here?

The 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans say any activity is better than none and more than 150 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous activity per week provides the biggest health benefit. People who achieved 10,000 or more steps a day had larger brain volumes than those with less than 5,000 steps.

It is never too late to take better care of your health overall and this could potentially be beneficial for your brain.

Robson Ranch Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be November 16. Please put the date on your calendar! It is a great community event!