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October 18, 2010

Walking prevents from Alzheimer's disease

PITTSBURGH: A study suggests that if you want to keep your brain healthy & sharp, you need to go for a long walk & protect your brain from the risk of Alzheimer's disease. 

According to the study, walking at least six miles a week will preserve your memory & protect the brain.

The researchers at the University of Pittsburgh said that physical exercise is a sensible approach for preventing dementia & Alzheimer's disease. Regular exercise in midlife can improve thinking process & memory in later life. The study conducted on 299 dementia-free people found that people, who walked six to nine miles a week, had greater grey matter volume. The researchers said that those who walked the most cut their risk of developing memory problems by half.

The study published online of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology suggests to for regular exercise to avoid the risk of memory loss related diseases & to keep brain healthy.

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