Walking not only tones and lifts the mood, but is very useful in beautiful shape and tighten your muscles.
It is known that the distance remaining day stimulates blood circulation and thereby makes us healthier. It turns out that it is a good investment.
Covering the 8 km walk a week can slow the development of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a U.S. study.
Results were presented at the annual meeting of Radiolozhkoto Society of North America.
The study involved 299 healthy volunteers and 127 people with a weak form of reduction in cognitive abilities, which may be a precursor to Alzheimer’s disease.
The team from the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania found that people who walk 5-6 miles walking per week, have better memory and improve cognitive abilities compared with those who are not physically active.
This confirms that walking is the best way to preserve mental and physical health in old age.
Studies have shown that walking is the ideal form of activity to maintain physical condition and prevent heart disease.
Now scientists have found that walking also supports mental health and delays the development of Alzheimer’s disease.
10-year study concluded that the more vigorous the physical activity, the greater is the volume of the brain.
“The volume is a vital sign of the state of the brain – said study leader Dr. Cyrus Raji of the department of radiology at the university. – When you reduce its size, this means that brain cells die. ”
When its dimensions remain large, this is evidence that his health is maintained, he added.