Monthly Archives: March 2014

Study Supports Benefits Of Exercise For Older Adults

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Yes, the recommendation is 30 minutes of exercise five days a week, but again, the study shows even if you can exercise just once a week, it’s important to keep moving,” Wright said. On most days, 78-year-old Doris Jackson can be found walking outdoors, doing what she believes is keeping her healthy. “If I wasn’t walking, I’d be sitting down doing nothing, and I just like to get out. Even if it’s hot, I’m still walking.
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Exercise becoming a new frontier in efforts to battle cognitive decline – KAIT-Jonesboro, AR-News, weather, sports

Marcus Dobson (foreground) of Clemmons, N.C., adjusts his machine while Bunny Fontrier (rear) of Winston-Salem, N.C., chats with staff member Hector Hernandez Saucedo during an exercise session at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s Sticht Center for Aging.

At Wake Forest Baptist, each exercise study participant is given about 90 minutes of memory and thinking tests upon signing up. The tests provide a snapshot of the participant’s “baseline” cognitive abilities. At the end of each individual’s participation, the tests are administered again to provide a comparison. Just weeks into their exercise programs, Fontrier and Dobson already like where they stand. Fontrier said she has been able to do better at her job, which involves reviewing numbers, since beginning her exercise program.
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