Exercise Your Right To A Healthy Mind

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Are you excessively sleepy during the day? If so, you may have a higher risk of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study published online by the journal Sleep.  Scientists asked 124 healthy older adults, average age 60, about how often they felt drowsy or fell asleep during the day when they would rather be awake, as well as their napping habits. The group then had regular PET scans over the next 15 years to look for beta-amyloid in the brain, high amounts of which are a marker for Alzheimer’s. During the follow-up, the researchers found that people who reported frequent excessive daytime sleepiness were three times more likely to have beta-amyloid buildup than those who weren’t sleepy during the day.  How can you fight this buildup and become more energized? Engaging in regular physical activity is great for your brain, body and heart. Physical inactivity has emerged as an important risk factor for cognitive impairment and dementia. People engaged in physical activity at all ages on average have better cognitive abilities, better brain health and a lower risk of developing dementia. Physical activity may also help maintain abilities and slow decline in people with mild cognitive impairment or dementia. Whatever your stage of life, being fit and healthy matters. And it is never too late to start.

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