Is there a connection between obesity and Alzheimer's? There's been a lot of research lately on lifestyle choices and our risk of Alzheimer's. Seems like there may be a link. Another of my episodes was on the benefits of exercise for reducing the risk for Alzheimer's. However, the volume of research on the topic made it easy to say yes when a past guest reached out.
Matt Peale is the Sales Director & Founder at The Movement Academy. Helping youth and seniors by improving their athletic and cognitive performance is their main goal. Focusing on reducing obesity and the associated risks it carries is also a core part of their program. In addition to the known risk factors of heart disease, cancer, and stroke, obesity is now a risk factor for Alzheimer’s. Obesity has been associated with altered brain structure and function in metabolically and neurologically healthy adults and children. (Stoeckel, 2016).
Most noteworthy is the volume of research detailing the harmful effects obesity has on the brain. Sharing this information is critical to a longer and healthier life for everyone. Emphasizing moderation and lifestyle changes over extreme diets and high intensity workout programs are the keys to long term success.
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Certainly we all have 10 minutes a day that we can add in some purposeful movement. Adding in movement may also help alleviate some of the negative behavioral aspects of dementia's. Wandering, night waking, and restlessness may be minimized when physical activity is part of our daily lives.
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