Move It or Lose It

A recent study shows that the most active older adults are 2.3 times less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease (AD) during a 3.5 year follow-up than the least active group. In this study, a group of 716 people with an average age of 82 wore an actigraph for 10 continous days. This small sensor recorded all participants’ exercise, including activities like cooking, house cleaning, and moving a wheelchair with their arms. Combined with self-reported data, these results showed that the highly active group experienced the best outcomes.

PositiveTip: Keep moving! Total daily activity may reduce the risk of AD at any age!