A new study claims that going for a brisk walk regularly or engaging in other physical activities can make a person mentally fit and slow down the progression of mantal diseases such as Alzheimer’s.
Researchers from University of Wisconsin-Madison in the US studied about 93 members of a parental history Alzheimer’s risk study group.
They measured the daily physical activity of participants, all of whom were in late middle-age and at high genetic risk for Alzheimer’s disease, but presently show no cognitive impairment.
Activity levels were measured for one week, quantified, and analysed. This approach allowed researchers to determine the amount of time each subject spent engaged in light, moderate, and vigorous levels of physical activity.