High Fitness May Slash Dementia

Maintaining physical fitness is known to have many different health benefits, like lowering risks of heart disease as well as having a major impact on dementia development, especially in women.

Dementia affects around 50 million people worldwide, and is most common in elderly adults. A study done at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden has found that physical fitness in women can lower risks of dementia by up to 90 percent

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In a recent article, Medical News Today breaks down all of the exciting findings from the study:

  1. Middle aged women who were physically fit had an 88 percent lower risk of dementia than those who were less fit.
  2. Women who were more fit that still developed dementia did so, on average, 11 years later than women who were less fit.
  3. There is a potential correlation between lower cardiovascular health and the development of dementia.

Learn how maintaining physical fitness can significantly lower the development of serious disease as you age: Read the full article here.