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How Might Exercise Help?
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Regular exercise may help prevent Alzheimer’s in a number of ways. Mostly, it keeps blood flowing to the brain and encourages the development of new brain cells. The best types of exercise are aerobic activities like walking, biking – even gardening. The Alzheimer’s Association suggests 30 minutes of this type of exercise per day to get the body moving and the heart pumping.

The great news – you don’t have to do the 30 minutes all at once. Research has shown that breaking this time into even three episodes of 10 minutes each (walk the dog, park far away at the mall and take a brisk walk over, climb a couple flights of stairs at lunchtime or as a work break etc) can be beneficial.

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