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
In a recent article, Medical News Today breaks down all of the exciting findings from the study:
- Middle aged women who were physically fit had an 88 percent lower risk of dementia than those who were less fit.
- Women who were more fit that still developed dementia did so, on average, 11 years later than women who were less fit.
- 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.