True or false: Physical activity can reduce your risk of cognitive decline.
Aug 30, 2022
What do you think? Can physical activity really reduce your risk of cognitive decline?
Yes, it can!
In fact, one study found cognitive decline is more common in those who aren't physically active compared with those who are. As the level of activity decreased, the prevalence of cognitive decline increased.
In addition, regular physical activity can help improve the way your brain works. Not only are you lowering your risk of cognitive decline by being physically active, you're actually making your brain healthier by doing so.
And the benefits don't stop there. Physical activity will also..
- Help you sleep
- Make you feel happy
- Add years to your life
- Reduce your risk of more than 20 chronic health conditions (like heart disease)
Reference: CDC.gov, Omura JD et al.