Walking slows mental decline.A study of 6,000 women, ages 65 and older, performed by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, found that age-related memory decline was lower in those who walked more. The women walking 2.5 miles per day had a 17-percent decline in memory, as opposed to a 25-percent decline in women who walked less than a half-mile per week.
Walking lowers Alzheimer’s risk. A study from the University of Virginia Health System in Charlottesville found that men between the ages of 71 and 93 who walked more than a quarter of a mile per day had half the incidence of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, compared to those who walked less.
Walking improves sleep. A study from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle found that women, ages 50 to 75, who took one-hour morning walks, were more likely to relieve insomnia than women who didn’t walk.
Walking lightens mood. Research reported in the British Journal of Sports Medicine found that walking 30 minutes a day boosted the moods in depressed patients faster than antidepressants. Why? Walking releases natural painkilling endorphins to the body – one of the emotional benefits of exercise. A California State University, Long Beach, study showed that the more steps people took during the day, the better their moods were.
Author:Tanya Gorman Phone: 408-316-3512 Dated: April 1st 2013 Views: 396 About Tanya: ...
View our latest blog posts in your RSS reader. Click here to access.
About Kristin Gwaltney Team - Keller Williams Realty
The Kristin Gwaltney Team is ONE of the TOP Team of Realtors in the Clarksville TN, Montgomery County TN, Fort Campbell KY real estate market. The Kristin Gwaltney Team is one of the top because of the way our Team of Realtors takes care of its clients. In the custom home market, we are number ONE. The Kristin Gwaltney TEAM has over 20 years of experience in the Clarksville real estate market with professionals responsible to the different phases of the home buying process. This ensures for you a very smooth and stress free experience.
Who knew?! National Be a Millionaire Day is observed each year on
"Katie not only met but exceeded all expectations that we had! She was on top of everything at every moment, prompt in responses to questions, informative and knowledgeable, friendly and so very helpful! We will certainly refer others! "