Light Physical Activity Reduces Risk of Dementia

Studies have shown that even light physical activity reduces the risk of dementia. This includes activities such as gardening, dancing, or walking. 

In western society, we’re living longer than ever, thanks to advances in healthcare and quality of life, but with this has created a new health care crisis: dementia and Alzheimer’s. The number of adults with dementia is set to triple in the next couple of decades, but researchers are making breakthrough discoveries all of the time. The latest widespread study on prevention has confirmed that physically active adults are much less likely to develop dementia, but also proves that even light activity counts. Light activity includes hobbies like gardening, dancing, walking, gentle yoga, and tai chi.

This is good news for all of us because it proves that anyone can do enough to build gray matter and reduce their risk of developing dementia later in life. The light activities used as examples are free, can be done anywhere, and even adults and senior adults with mobility or other health issues can take part. Experts suggest just thirty minutes a day is all it takes – just walking to work and back for many of us is enough.

Learn how Serenity Home Care, the top provider of Victoria home care solutions, can help the seniors you love stay physically active and mentally sharp, and to find out if our services are available in your area.