Ways to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s

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By Lisa Meisels

As we age, not all exercise is created equal. We know that any physical activity is good for our body and soul however; a recent study from the University of British Columbia at the Aging, Mobility, and Cognitive Neuroscience lab found that resistance training is key in preventing cognitive decline in older adults.

Those who increased their resistance training not only were able to be more mobile and independent, they had less mental decline. This type of training also helps anyone to have more stamina, build muscle, and keep bones strong, control weight and sleep better.

The following are resistance training activities.

Resistance bands: Work the large muscle groups with eight to 10 exercises two to three times a week. For each exercise do one repetition if you are a beginner. One repetition is usually doing the activity five times. So, for each muscle group, you will do the same exercise five times. In this case, it’s stretching the bands...

 

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