Everyone benefits from a healthier brain. Sadly most everyone reading this has cared for a loved one suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease. I have. It's a devastating disease and the The Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease published a study in March of 2016 projecting the incidence of dementia to TRIPLE in the next 35 years.
The American Heart Association (AHA) published an advisory of seven steps to maintain a healthy brain. This advisory comes in response to the troubling rise in dementia. There were 4 million cases of dementia in America in 2010. There are projected to be 75 million cases worldwide by 2030. Interestingly, five of the AHA’s seven steps to a healthy brain relate to exercise and cardiovascular health.
Ever since we launched UnSit new research keeps getting published showing how exercise improves creativity, cognitive function happiness and well being. We’ve blogged about many of these articles here on the UnSit blog page including the Stanford study that is frequently referenced by other writers. We also honored Dr. John Ratey and his book Spark with our #Walkie Award.
If you’ve ever scolded yourself for not getting to the gym, relax, you don’t have to. Forget those intense workouts. If its longevity you seek, just walk 30 minutes. Hard to believe, but it's true. A new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine shows that just 150 minutes a week of walking lowers your risk of premature death by 20%.
Is your commute to work a problem or an opportunity ? Turns out it’s an opportunity to live longer, truly. And if you commute DURING work (like walking at a Treadmill Desk) the results can be even better.