Fend Off Disease as You Age: Walk

PET scan of a human brain with Alzheimer's disease

Want to keep your mind and body strong? A new study from the University of Pittsburgh reveals that walking can reduce the risk for Alzheimer's disease and slow cognitive decline in adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI).

As Sciencedaily.com reports:

"We found that walking five miles per week protects the brain structure over 10 years in people with Alzheimer's and MCI, especially in areas of the brain's key memory and learning centers," said Cyrus Raji, Ph.D., from the Department of Radiology at theUniversity of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania.

Encourage other to stay active their entire life. You'll look, feel and think better because of it.