Aerobic exercises may improve dementia in aged persons.


Aerobic exercises may improve dementia in aged persons.
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Aerobic exercises may improve dementia in aged persons.

Aerobic exercises may improve dementia in aged persons.

Exercise training is used as therapeutic modality to improve the cognitive function in individuals who are at risk of or have Alzheimer’s disease. Recent study suggests aerobic exercise may be more effective than other types of exercise in preserving the cognitive health of older adults at a risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia and accounts for 60 to 80 percent of dementia cases. Dementia is broad term and is often use to describe reduction in ability to remember and think that is severe enough to affect activities of daily living.

Benefits of regular aerobic exercise :

Low rate of mortality from coronary artery disease, colon cancer and breast cancer,.

Important adjunct to a weight-loss program.

Positive mental benefits, including reduction in anxiety and depression and modulation of stress levels.

Aerobic exercises also have beneficial effects in management of diabetes, pregnancy.

Hazards of excessive aerobic exercises

Excessive exercise is also associated with serious hazards such as sudden death, nonfatal myocardial infarction, excessive fatigue, hyperthermia, and significant musculoskeletal problems. 

How much exercise to be done?

For older individual, in order to improve cardio-respiratory, muscular fitness, functional health, reduce the risk depression and cognitive decline World Health Organisation ( WHO ) recommends:

  1. At least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity throughout the week or do at least 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity throughout the week
  2. Aerobic activity should be performed in bouts of at least 10 minutes duration.

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