Thursday, December 20, 2007

Walking and dementia

Dementia in old age is terrible. Not only do you forget where you leave your house keys, your car keys or where you parked your car. Imagine the terror experienced when you can't find your car in one those monstrous malls with multiple levels of parking and exits. In more severe cases, you may forget about your bank savings or fail to recognize a relative or friend.

The latest scientific findings (New York Times, 20th) show that walking reduces the risk of dementia or memory loss. We all know that brisk walking is good for blood circulation and cardiovascular function but that walking can help boost memory is so exciting! And so simple! So what are you waiting for? Invest in a good pair of canvas shoes, look for a park and the most suitable time and begin your daily walk for better health!

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