Regular brisk walks can slow down the shrinking of the brain and faltering mental skills that happen with age. Multiple studies have shown the impact that walking has on reducing the development of dementia. Regular physical activity, such as walking, ensures there is a steady flow of oxygen-rich blood to the brain. This is thought to prevent the build-up of plaques (the deposits of protein in the brain that causes Alzheimer’s).
Ways to get a walk in:
- Walk to work or the store.
- Walk with your kids or grandkids..
- Get off the bus one stop early.
- Go for a family walk in the afternoon or after dinner.
- Take your dog for a walk.
- Take a walk during your break.
- Park at the far end of the parking lot.
- Use the stairs and not the elevator.