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Brisk Walking Linked to Better Memory for Seniors


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

Anna
- 1391 days ago - news.yahoo.com
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 NoFWDSPLZ (280)
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
Thanks
 

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

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

(0)
Tuesday February 1, 2011, 11:07 am
thanks
 

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

AWAYNOW M. (463)
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!
 

AWAYNOW M. (463)
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. (34)
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.
 

HELEN V. (52)
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. (146)
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. (176)
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. (219)
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.
 

Suheyla C. (229)
Saturday February 5, 2011, 2:13 am
thanks Anna
noted
 
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