Fitness and Health are words that people often associate with the physiological side of fitness, however this is a common mistake. In order to be fit and healthy physically, they need to have good cognitive thoughts and neurological processes, to help the brain send chemical signals to muscles when they are performing or working-out. Just like we need to eat a protein based diet, for muscle growth. Which is catered towards more resistance training than cardiovascular exercise. You need to do the same for the brain and neurological process to help your body perform.
The Alzheimer’s and Dementia Society, state “There is growing evidence indicating that certain medical conditions – such as high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity”. By leading a healthy and positive lifestyle, may reduce the risk. Research also shows the importance of having an active life, which results in unique mental stimuli and responses.
Some might question if this is important? Figures show that it is estimated 5.4 million Americans have Alzheimer disease, including approximately 200,000 age <65 years who comprise the younger-onset AD population. In decades to come, the aging of the baby boom generation is projected to result in an additional 10 million people with Alzheimers.
Make sure that you have an active social life and keeping physically fit ensure strong blood flow to the brain’s tiny vessels, this offers protection for the brain as you age. Your brain needs to be stimulated by physical activity which helps to maintain the cardiovascular flow, while exposure to different sorts of experiences is important because it allows different parts of the brain to be activated.
So to summarize, exercise, learn things, interact, make sure the recommended foods are in your diet, be social and most importantly enjoy yourself!