As if you needed another reason to stay active as you age, a new study published in the journal Neurology (March 14, 2018) showed that women with high physical fitness at middle age were nearly 90% less likely to develop dementia as they age, compared to those who were moderately fit. A Swedish study followed middle-aged women for 44 years starting in 1968, monitoring their physical activity levels and testing them periodically for dementia until 2009. At the start of the study they measured the peak cardiovascular capacity of 191 women (average age 50 years) by having them ride an…
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