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Brisk Walking Linked to Better Memory for Seniors

Health & Wellness  (tags: Brisk walking, memory, senior people, Alzheimers, excercise, health, fitness )

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The new study reinforces previous findings that aerobic exercise seems to reduce brain atrophy in early-stage Alzheimer's patients, and that walking leads to slight improvement on mental tests among older people with memory problems.

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Monica D (580)
Monday January 31, 2011, 10:53 pm
Good stuff! I always like walking and the interesting things that happen along the way. Last night I saw four cats, all close together. And an interesting chocolate/pastry shop.

Monica D (580)
Monday January 31, 2011, 10:53 pm
... while I was walking.

Rose Becke (141)
Tuesday February 1, 2011, 2:59 am
Thanks Anna

Rajee Seetharam (138)
Tuesday February 1, 2011, 3:02 am
Walking for life!!! Noted with thanks.

Carol H (229)
Tuesday February 1, 2011, 4:36 am
noted, thanks Anna

Kaye S (45)
Tuesday February 1, 2011, 6:25 am

Brenda Towers (0)
Tuesday February 1, 2011, 8:49 am
An invigorating walk sets me up for the day!!

Trequl M (170)
Tuesday February 1, 2011, 9:33 am
Noted with thanks.

Tuesday February 1, 2011, 11:07 am

Cheryl B (64)
Tuesday February 1, 2011, 11:56 am
wow.... I have to find mine walking shoes

MmAway M (505)
Tuesday February 1, 2011, 12:11 pm
Thank you Anna for this, while I have to RUN with my rescue this NEWS TO BE AWARE OF! Sadly, was told I can't star you, but you deserve a HUGE STAR FOR THIS! I do see some seniors walking early in the morning on the road when I walk/jog my rescue, and YES, I too am a senior...

When I take the morning walk/jog/run, I come home feeling like I am dying, but then I feel so much better it totally does make my day!

MmAway M (505)
Tuesday February 1, 2011, 12:13 pm
Monica...your comment was way to funny not to pass up...YES, let's walk to the Pastry shop...gotta smile...Kinda like when I walked my Springer at the Shopping Center here in So. Calif. to get my morning Starbucks....

Glenda J (158)
Tuesday February 1, 2011, 12:51 pm
Good to go..

Monica D (580)
Tuesday February 1, 2011, 2:12 pm
Yes, it was quite funny thinking about the pastry shop and a healthy walk at the same time. Unfortunately, when I walk in the evening the pastry shop is closed. But it is nice to read about the chocolate croissants, on a sign posted in the window. I must venture over there in the early morning and actually see inside the shop!

Monica D (580)
Tuesday February 1, 2011, 2:15 pm
Of course, such experiences make the whole walk, and the day as a whole, much more memorable. The cats were wonderful. There were two outside the same home when I passed them the first time. A few minutes later, when I walked back the other way, two more had joined them nearby. They are definitely interested in what is happening in their neighbourhood.

Ann L (15)
Tuesday February 1, 2011, 3:36 pm
I can believe that. Walking increases blood circulation and more oxygen to the brain. Being out and walking stimulates the senses. Thanks for the post.

Trish K (93)
Tuesday February 1, 2011, 4:56 pm
A gentle walk or a brisk walk is motion and that will keep us happy and alive. Ask an old man I call Sweetheart.

I don't know what happened but I suddenly stopped making points this afternoon and can't find out why. Oh well , it must be a bug that will work its way out and no foul. I'm still going to read and note. Will spend points when I make some more.

Anna you send the most beautiful photos everyday. They are just breathtaking. Brava

Robert O (12)
Tuesday February 1, 2011, 5:05 pm
Great advice. I love walking and so do others I know but Phoenix, AZ is not pedestrian friendly at all. Actually it's not people friendly, minority friendly, liberal friendly, animal friendly, etc. but that's a whole other story. Thanks Anna, have a good evening.

Star S. (54)
Tuesday February 1, 2011, 7:54 pm
noted and great advice- my dad is 88 and walks briskly and it makes him physically and spiritually healthy.

Jeannette A (137)
Tuesday February 1, 2011, 9:04 pm
Oh, Monica! You saw "saw.... an interesting chocolate/pastry shop"? THAT would get me out an walking in almost any weather! Like you, I get to see amazing things... dragonflies, animals and flowers but nothing that smells as good as a pastry shop.

Shirley S (187)
Tuesday February 1, 2011, 10:08 pm
It is good to be able to walk briskly. BUT spare a thought to some people who CAN'T.

Ruth R (246)
Tuesday February 1, 2011, 10:31 pm
Noted. Shared.

Mrs Shakespeare (35)
Wednesday February 2, 2011, 12:20 pm
I'm not claiming to know what I'm talking about, but maybe this is because walking allows you to chillax and think. :/
I personally get the best ideas when walking, and later transform them in stories or poetry or whatever. Its just refreshing.

Süheyla C (234)
Saturday February 5, 2011, 2:13 am
thanks Anna
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