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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:05 PM
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Tell your daughters DUers
and then get in shape.
Physical Activity Levels Linked to Cognitive Impairment

http://www.medpagetoday.com/PrimaryCare/ExerciseFitness...
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For women, being physically active throughout life appears to lower the risk of cognitive impairment in old age, a cross-sectional study showed.

Physical activity levels in the teenage years, at age 30, at age 50, and after age 65, were associated with significantly lower odds of having impaired cognition as a senior, according to Laura Middleton, PhD, of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center, in Toronto, and colleagues.

However, being active as a teenager was most strongly associated with a lower chance of late-life cognitive impairment, the researchers reported online in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

People should be encouraged to exercise at early ages to lower the likelihood that they will develop cognitive impairment later in life, Middleton said in an interview.
etween physical activity levels and the likelihood of developing cognitive impairment in old age.

And, she continued, "if we're going to have exercise interventions to reduce the risk of dementia . . . it might be most important to target those people who have been inactive lifelong."
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:07 PM
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1. If there ever was a miracle drug..it would be exercise.
Edited on Wed Jun-30-10 01:11 PM by BrklynLiberal
It can cure, or at least help cure and/or prevent all that ails us.

http://www.dads.state.tx.us/texercise/resources/posters...

http://www.cfp.ca/cgi/content/full/56/5/407
The evidence for the health benefits of physical activity in adults is overwhelming. Regular physical activity reduces the risk of chronic diseases such as coronary artery disease, diabetes, and obesity.1 Regular physical activity also helps improve mental health, and there might be a dose-response relationship between mental health and the level and intensity of activity.2 To achieve these health benefits, the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines recommend 30 minutes of moderate activity (eg, brisk walking) 5 times weekly, 20 minutes of more vigorous activity (eg, jogging) 3 times weekly, or a combination of the 2.1 Furthermore, these health benefits are available to older adults as well.3,4 In this issue, for example, Petrella and colleagues describe the results of implementing an exercise prescription and behaviour counseling program for healthy older adults
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Oregone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:19 PM
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7. Yeah. That and pot.
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Dogtown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:39 PM
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11. Yeah, Oregone
but exercise 1st....
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Oregone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:42 PM
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12. I agree
While high. :)
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Dogtown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 03:18 PM
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22. Also.
But I seem to remember exercising earlier...

:smoke: :hi:
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leftofcool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 02:10 PM
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17. +1
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:24 PM
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9. Nice link
Thanks
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:08 PM
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2. Yep.. use it or lose it..
:)
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:09 PM
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3. I wonder why they restricted this study to women.
Edited on Wed Jun-30-10 01:10 PM by redqueen
Also: duh.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:13 PM
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6. Excellent point
Surely it applies to both men and women
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JNelson6563 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:10 PM
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4. I've also read that it strengthens bones
The more active in formative years the stronger the bones later in life.

Julie
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:20 PM
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8. That is most definitely true.
Weight-bearing exercises (as opposed to aerobics or stretching exercises) force bones to stay strong, so it is very important to do some type of strengthening exercises in addition to say running, aerobics, etc.
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Codeine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 02:30 PM
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18. Everybody should be doing some weight-bearing exercise daily,
as well as regular cardio. So many health problems can be avoided simply by regular, vigorous workouts.
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Lance_Boyle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:11 PM
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5. Interesting - should be studied in men, too.
I understand why this particular study was women only - it was tacked on as an observational component to a longitudinal study on osteoporosis, which primarily afflicts women. But the phenomenon should be studied in men, as well.



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FirstLight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:37 PM
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10. I see this in my parents, actually
my dad is not moving hardly at all, he's 77 and has been losing his marbles on & off for about 3 years or more...my mom, 73, works out regularly, gardens, etc and it keeps her body and MIND supple and able to adapt.

i know they each have their own health issues and idiosyncrasies, but it certainly seems that the movement factor keeps one much more adept later in llife.
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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:43 PM
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13. Thanks for posting.
My kids, 12 & 14, are doing both swim team and cross country running (summer practice has started already) Neither kid has an ounce of fat on them, in fact they're eating double breakfasts and dinners and only gaining height.

This is great to read. Thanks for posting, Malaise.
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L0oniX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:46 PM
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14. Duh! Sit around, don't exercise and get fat = bad brains, bad health ...etc.
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H2O Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:47 PM
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15. My daughters
just came in from jogging. Last night, they competed in the summer league basketball. In an hour, they will be going with their brother to a local boxing camp.

My wife recently began running again. She had been a good athlete in high school and college. It takes a bit longer to get back into it in your mid-40s, and she is at times impatient. But I think that she's been doing things better at a quicker rate than I anticipated.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 02:09 PM
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16. Tell me about it
Up to my late 40s I ran 10 miles a week, swam two miles a week, and did aerobics three days a week - now I ride my stationary bike daily for 20 minutes, walk five miles a week and recently started back with aerobics. Once you get over the nine days of muscle pain, it gets better. I'm trying hard to get back to my swimming because that helps everything else and I hope to be walking 10 miles a week by the end of July. I plan to add jogging 200m, and then increase by 50m every week, in my walks with a view to jogging at least one mile a week by November. We shall see. :hi:
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BonnieJW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 02:30 PM
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19. These are all baloney.
My MIL square danced 3 time each week until she was well into her 70's. She now has dementia.
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Codeine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 02:33 PM
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20. You may be over-estimating the actual amount of workout one gets from square-dancing
and underestimating the amount of effort that goes into an actual athletic workout. Even people that DO exercise usually don't exercise enough, or with enough vigor.

I would also add that, as with most things, these are typical results, and would not apply to everyone. The occasional ninety-year-old smoker doesn't disprove the link between smoking and lung cancer, does it?
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pitohui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 03:25 PM
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24. yes it's a cruel hoax, dementia is caused by genetics
Edited on Wed Jun-30-10 03:26 PM by pitohui
i'm getting damn sick & tired of this blame the victim shit, and this "let's waste our daughter's time w. silly ass self-involvement because girls should only be concerned w. their weight shit"

there's always a reason why girls/women should be self-involved and do nothing except monitor their food, work out, slap chemicals on their face, and so on

i would tell my daughter that, since we have this illness in our family, our time on this earth is precious and should be wisely spent

total self involvement in exercise/figure etc. is prob. not the best use of every woman's talents


claiming that exercise prevents dementia (or at least alzheimer's) is just a new low in dirty

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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 03:56 PM
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25. When did she start dancing?
Is she genetically predisposed to dementia, etc., etc.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 02:35 PM
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21. My mother was a gifted athlete her entire life
There is no woman alive who believed more in physical exercise and maintained a stricter exercise regime than she did. Yet she spent the last 5 years of her life in a state of severe senility.
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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 03:22 PM
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23. K&R
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bobbolink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 03:59 PM
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26. Which means it would behoove this country to see that women and children
can survive well on a minimum wage job, so mothers don't have to work two jobs to support themselves and their children.

It would behoove this nation to follow the example of the Indian Pueblos of New Mexico and provide Wellness Centers available to ALL, no matter the income level.

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