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Fitness Levels In Middle Age Linked to Lower Dementia Risk

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Middle Age Fitness Levels & Reduced Dementia Risk–

Here’s another reason, if you don’t have enough already, to keep up with your daily fitness routine…or start one today.

A recent study in the Annals of Internal Medicine (Feb 5 Issue) reveals that middle aged individuals who have higher fitness levels appear to have a lower risk of dementia in their later years.

“We already know exercise has cardiovascular and many other benefits, but this may give people more incentive to get moving,” says researcher Laura F. DeFina, MD, from The Cooper Institute in Dallas, Texas. “Dementia is the second most feared disease after cancer, and our research suggests you can lower your risk by keeping fit.”

The study included nearly 20,000 people. They received standardized fitness testing aro...

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20 Fitness Tips You Can Do Today!

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As the new year begins, many of us make fitness-related resolutions. Whether it's losing five pounds, eating more healthfully or working on our stubborn problem areas. The beginning of the year is a great time for a personal beginning - a time for a fresh slate to tackle our [...]

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New iPhone Fitness App Tracks Daily Activity


Moves is a new iPhone app that promises to track your daily fitness activity without any need for a Nike FuelBand, Fitbit, or other physical tracking device. It does this by essentially acting as a pedometer when your iPhone is placed in your pocket. The app logs walking and [...]

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Brain Exercise – Does It Last If You Stop?

Darryl Leniuk Gretchen Reynolds on the science of fitness. It is well established that exercise bolsters the structure and function of the brain. Multiple animal and human studies have shown that a few months of moderate exercise can create new neurons, lift mood and hone memory and thinking. But [...]
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