The possibility of dementia terrifies me!
I’ve lost two loved ones to Alzheimer’s and it was awful. If you’ve known someone, and you probably have, your visit with the afflicted person probably included some prayers for them AND some for you.
“Dear God, please don’t let ME suffer like this!”
Here’s some good news…
I often read about the correlation between exercise and brain health!
Preventative health is our realistic course of action today.
I recently read that women who had greater cardiovascular fitness at middle age were almost 90% less likely to develop dementia and suffer from cognitive decline in later years.
High fitness levels delayed dementia onset by 9.5 years!
Using your muscles helps strengthen your mind, as well. Exercise increases the number of tiny blood vessels that supply the brain with oxygen-rich blood. It also helps to develop new nerve cells and increases the connections between brain cells (synapses).
Your brain can become more efficient, plastic, and adaptive, but it needs a little help with exercise.
Let’s say you go to the doctor for high blood pressure. What will the doctor tell you?
And if you go for high cholesterol?
Stress, anxiety or depression?
Yes, exercise helps your brain and your heart!
So, if you’re local, and living or visiting near me in the Cleveland area, please reach out to me for my class schedule and join in on the FUN we’re having in class!
If you’re not local, maybe I can still help you find an appropriate resource. I’m happy to help. Please feel free to reach out to me!
What are YOU willing to share?
Have you experienced the loss of someone to Alzheimer’s?
Has your loss helped motivate you to make lifestyle changes or exercise more?