While observational studies have shown an association between physical activity and lower rates of mental decline, findings from randomized clinical trials have been mixed. And now the largest and longest such trial has reported surprisingly disappointing results: The Lifestyle Interventions and Independence for Elders (LIFE) study, a 24-month trial involving
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You probably know that regular exercise lowers the risk of mild cognitive impairment, or “pre-dementia,” and Alzheimer’s, but do you know which exercise is best for brain health? Step off the treadmill and pick up some iron because newer research shows strength training outperforms aerobics when it comes to improving
Recent research shows that, when a woman exercises regularly, she may lower her risks of invasive breast cancer and atrial fibrillation. Other benefits of being active include cardiovascular, metabolic, musculoskeletal, and psychological advantages, as well as improved sleep and weight control.
For good health, the importance of moving your body cannot
Exercise—it’s the only universal recommendation I make to every single patient, without exception. Exercise benefits cardiovascular health and improves muscle function, balance, and coordination. It reduces the risk of certain cancers, too, especially those related to obesity, including endometrial cancer and breast cancer. It’s the only demonstrable way to improve
In the last few years, several studies have suggested that a healthy lifestyle reduces the risk for Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Sam Gandy, MD, PhD, director of Mount Sinai’s Center for Cognitive Health and NFL Cognitive Care, points to the Finnish Geriatric Intervention Study to Prevent Cognitive Impairment and Disability (FINGER)
Millions of people learn how to deal with depression in effective ways. You can, too. Among the options: various depression medications that work to correct chemical imbalances.
Depression Medication Types
Many different types of medications can be used to treat depression. The prescription drugs that are most often used to treat depression
Eat More Broccoli—It’s Good for You!
Broccoli and other vegetables in the Brassica family, such as kale, Brussels sprouts and cabbage, contain phenolic compounds, which are linked to a lower risk of several types of cancer, coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and asthma. These compounds contain certain flavonoids—groups of antioxidant
A new study suggests that physical activity you might not think of as exercise can improve brain volume and reduce the risk for Alzheimer’s disease by 50 percent. Other recent research suggests that seniors who exercise regularly may retain a higher level of mental function compared with seniors who take