People who would not like to develop dementia have a God sent answer, as according to a recent report by the newspaper, Daily Express, people who walk six to nine miles in a week have lesser chances of developing the mind boggling disease. The report in the newspaper stated that the chances of developing dementia or any other memory problem reduced by about 50%.
The story by the daily has been pictured around a recently conducted study, which has looked into the relationship between the mental abilities and physical activity of elderly people. The study concluded that those adults, who walked more and were more physically active, had more grey matter in their brains.
Besides, the grey matter the cognitive abilities were also much better among the elderly, who were more likely to exercise and exert themselves physically. However, the study has been criticized as well, as the study only measured certain aspects of the people and did not actually take into account the mental health of the people in long term.
The study was conducted at the University of Pittsburgh, University of Nevada and the University of California. The study was also funded by a couple of organizations with the U. S. Government like the National Institute of Aging and the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute.
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