Exercise Protects Against Alzheimer's

January 02, 2008 | 2,251 views

The number of individuals affected by Alzheimer's will likely double by the year 2030. Regular strenuous exercise throughout life appears to protect against the development of Alzheimer's disease, according to a report April 28 at the 50th annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology. Elderly persons who reported regularly engaging in activities such as running, tennis, racquetball, weight training, ice skating, golf, swimming or biking in their younger years had a lower risk of the disease than their sedentary counterparts.

COMMENT: Yet another reason to exercise.