Study: Walking Intensity and Steps Reduce Alzhiemers

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Study: Walking Intensity and Steps Reduce Alzhiemers

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Results of a study were released in early September showing the benefits of walking for reducing Alzheimer's risk.

From the ALZFORUM (Bold is text is my emphasis):
Have you hit your 10,000 steps today? If not, consider lacing up those sneakers in the name of dementia prevention. In the September 6 JAMA Neurology, researchers led by Borja del Pozo Cruz, University of Southern Denmark, reported that middle-aged and older adults who took 9,800 steps per day were half as likely to develop dementia within seven years as were their sedentary peers. Likewise, 30 minutes of moderate-intensity walking daily reduced dementia risk by 62 percent. “Such a goal is likely much more attainable for a larger slice of the adult population than the customary ‘10,000 steps a day’ mantra,” wrote Elizabeth Planalp and Ozioma Okonkwo, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, Madison (comment below).

The more steps a person took, the lower his or her risk of developing dementia.
  • Walking 9,800 steps a day halved dementia risk.
  • Striding at 112 steps per minute for 30 minutes daily reduced risk by 60 percent.
https://www.alzforum.org/news/research- ... mentia-bay
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Re: Study: Walking Intensity and Steps Reduce Alzhiemers

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TLS wrote: Wed Sep 28, 2022 4:33 am Results of a study were released in early September showing the benefits of walking for reducing Alzheimer's risk.

From the ALZFORUM (Bold is text is my emphasis):
Have you hit your 10,000 steps today? If not, consider lacing up those sneakers in the name of dementia prevention. In the September 6 JAMA Neurology, researchers led by Borja del Pozo Cruz, University of Southern Denmark, reported that middle-aged and older adults who took 9,800 steps per day were half as likely to develop dementia within seven years as were their sedentary peers. Likewise, 30 minutes of moderate-intensity walking daily reduced dementia risk by 62 percent. “Such a goal is likely much more attainable for a larger slice of the adult population than the customary ‘10,000 steps a day’ mantra,” wrote Elizabeth Planalp and Ozioma Okonkwo, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, Madison (comment below).

The more steps a person took, the lower his or her risk of developing dementia.
  • Walking 9,800 steps a day halved dementia risk.
  • Striding at 112 steps per minute for 30 minutes daily reduced risk by 60 percent.
https://www.alzforum.org/news/research- ... mentia-bay
Hi TLS,

Thank you for posting the link to this article. I hope many others can benefit from this information.

In gratitude,

SandyZ
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