A study recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association followed 15, 744 adults for a period of 25 years. Of those who were a part of the study, around 1500 developed dementia. When the researchers looked for risk factors associated with dementia development they identified that the risk factors are the same as those associated with heart disease. These include: obesity, smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels.
The study validates that the same risk factors associated with heart disease in midlife, increase the risk for dementia later on. It is important to remember that roughly 15% of the blood that is pumped by the heart goes to the brain and this blood supply can be negatively affected by high blood pressure, smoking and high cholesterol levels.
Exercise is an important intervention mechanism to address contributing factors to heart disease (obesity, cholesterol levels, blood pressure). And the study now shows that what is good for the heart is good for the brain! SOAR Life Products offers an extensive selection of items that can be used to encourage increased activity level regardless of the physical ability of an individual.