Weekly physical activity may help prevent mild cognitive impairment conversion to dementia

Exercising more than once per week is associated with a lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease in patients with mild cognitive impairment, research published in the open access journal Alzheimer’s Research and Therapy suggests. Mild cognitive impairment is a condition that causes people to have more problems with memory and thinking than is normal for someone their age. People with mild cognitive impairment have a ten-fold higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease than the general population. Continue reading “Weekly physical activity may help prevent mild cognitive impairment conversion to dementia”

Different types of physical activity offer varying protection against heart disease

While it is well known that physical activity is important for heart health, neither research nor recommendations consistently differentiate between the benefits of different types of physical activity. New research, presented at the ACC Latin America Conference 2018 in Lima, Peru, found that while all physical activity is beneficial, static activities — such as strength training — were more strongly associated with reducing heart disease risks than dynamic activities like walking and cycling. Continue reading “Different types of physical activity offer varying protection against heart disease”

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