ALZHEIMER'S AND EXERCISE
There is a growing body of evidence that shows that people can delay and even prevent the onset of dementia by living a healthier lifestyle when young, and that includes exercising.
Their advice is not only for the euphoria-- exercisers like Edward Slaska and others feel after a good work-out…but for *real* benefits to your brain. "I feel much better. Physically of course, but mentally you feel much better," says Edward
"The brain needs to be washed out and when you exercise, our metabolism goes up and our brain is cleansed," claims Dr. Braverman.
Fitness trainers like Chris Uy aren't surprised. "It's not all about losing weight, it's not all about preventing injury or helping injury, it's also about feeling good physically, mentally, emotionally, for some people spiritually," says Chris.
Doctors say the same risk factors that raise a persons' chances of having a heart attack or stroke, such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and smoking, raise the risk of dementia as well.