Got sent an interesting article from DPMer Cathy on Wednesday on how the World Health Organisation have just released some new guidelines for how to reduce the risk of dementia.
And you’ll be happy to know that exercise was one of the main recommendations. Along with not smoking.
They mentioned five studies that found physically active people are less likely to develop dementia or a cognitive decline when compared to people who don’t do anything.
I don’t know about you, but if you’ve ever witness a loved one go through dementia it’s a bastard of a thing. Seeing someone who is there in body but doesn’t even recognise you isn’t a great thing.
So this news today is pretty reassuring for people like you and me.
On the back of the news yesterday I shared how your risk of developing lung or bowel cancer is reduced when you have a higher level of cardiovascular fitness, it’s just further confirmation that you’re crazy if you don’t make the time to do even some type of physical activity.
Like I always say, it doesn’t have to be with me (although I’m more than happy for those who chose that to be the case!), there’s plenty of options – walking, playing a sport, training in a gym (god forbid) or following along with my book at home.
The list is pretty much endless.
Anything is better than nothing.
The main thing is pick what works for you.
I just know for vast majority of DPMers these days it’s the convenience of what I offer.
The fact you can just turn up and not have to think about what’s going on or what to do.
You just follow the plan that’s laid out for that day.
And if you need help in getting that plan organised for you, or someone you know, let me know how I can help.
PS – stay tuned for early next week cause I’ve got a nice little workout to share with you that you might want to try