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Alzheimer's disease and exercise

By August 5, 2008 October 29th, 2011 No Comments

As personal trainers we are always encouraging our clients to do some exercise in their own time; we are constantly trying to get our clients into exercise as a lifestyle habit. So it’s super when new research comes out that shows the huge benefits of structured training! No better justification for all those squats in our personal training sessions than some spanking new documented research. Apart from keeping you physically fit and slim exercise can also hold back the onset of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study in the U.S. For the research, published in the journal “Neurology”, scientists from the university of Kansas examined 121 people, around half of whom were in the early stages of the disease. They found that the patients who were least fit had four times the signs of brain shrinkage (a method of measuring the progress of the disease) than those who were fittest. “People with early Alzheimer’s disease may be able to preserve brain function longer by exercising regularly” said Dr. Jeffrey Burns.

So get your self off to the gym or even better call us and we can change your life with some one-on-one personal training sessions.

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