Monday, May 11, 2009

Exercise and dementia

Exercise is known to improve people's physical and mental health and a study of 50 people by Edris Aman - a second-year medical student at St Louis University School of Medicine in Missouri - has found that it can even be beneficial for those with severe dementia. The participants in the study performed 15 minutes of aerobic exercise and 15 minutes of weight-training three times a week. They became far less agitated after completing the three-week exercise programme and showed significant improvements in how far they could walk in six minutes.

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