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Exercise Helps the Body, but may be Linked to in Alzheimer’s Prevention

Exercise helps the body, the blood flow and the heart, but new studies are showing exercise may be of assistance in fighting off the symptoms of Alzheimer’s.

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A small study group of 150 patients between the ages of seventy and eighty were involved in resistance training. The exercises involved walking, weight lifting and tone and balance. The group accomplished a series of exercises over a six month period, twice per week. By the end of the trial period the subjects were tested for the areas that seem to be affected by Alzheimer’s the most: associated memory and cognitive executive function. While the group did improve, it seemed those involved in the weight lifting exercises demonstrated the most improvement overall. Additional testing and trials will be needed, but this study has showing promise.

Sources:
http:/­/­thechart.blogs.cnn.com/­2012/­07/­16/­strength-training-key-in-preventing-alzheimers/­
http:/­/­www.webmd.com/­alzheimers/­news/­20050310/­exercise-learning-may-fight-off-alzheimers

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