Tuesday, May 23, 2006


Keeping fit may stave off Alzheimer's, say scientists

As we know - Nordic Walking is one of the greatests ways to stay fit and healthy - This article by IAN JOHNSTON SCIENCE CORRESPONDENT at NEWS.scotsman.com makes interesting reading - My thanks to Philadelphia, PA, USA - ANWA Nordic Walking instructor Jeanne Goldberg for alerting me to the article.

BALANCE problems and a weak handshake are early signs of dementia, according to a new study which suggests regular exercise is a good way to keep your brain healthy.

Researchers had expected the first signs of Alzheimer's disease to be mental. But after following nearly 2,300 elderly people for six years they found that those who were physically more able were up to three times less likely to develop the condition.

To read the rest of this artcle go to: http://news.scotsman.com/health.cfm?id=761652006

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