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Exercise, study focuses on benefits for those with vascular.
Mimi S.
Posted: Saturday, May 27, 2017 10:37 AM
Joined: 11/29/2011
Posts: 6212


https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/24/well/move/a-1-hour-walk-3-times-a-week-has-benefits-for-dementia.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_hh_20170526&nl=well&nl_art=4&nlid=52498975&ref=headline&te=1&_r=0

More credibility for those with vascular. It's part of Best Practices.


Iris L.
Posted: Saturday, May 27, 2017 12:47 PM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 15302


Thank you for posting this, Mimi.  I don't care for the way the study was presented.  In the very beginning they used the non-specific term dementia, then age-related memory loss, then vascular cognitive impairment, which is not dementia.  So I really don't know what the study was about.


Nevertheless, we already know that exercise is good for us.  I do like that they mentioned getting the heart rate up to 65% of maximum capacity.  Of course, we should check with our doctors before vigorous exercise.


I got a great deal from the comments section.  One comment mentioned that in addition to the physical aspect of walking, a major benefit is also observing the surroundings, taking note of the changing scenery, birds, trees, and maintaining balance.  Other comments note that swimming, biking and rowing are also good exercises.


Other comments mention chair exercises, such as chair yoga or chair fitness exercises.  These can be found at fitness centers, on the internet or public television, or an instructor might come to the home for personal instruction.


My plan was walking for 30 minutes 3 times a week, and strength training 3 times a week, alternating days.  This had been working for me, until my knees started to give me trouble.  I'm going to look into alternate exercises.  


Iris L.




 
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