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Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Memory Loss: Prevent with Exercise

By Gabe Mirkin, M.D.

Tip! And don't forget, unlike a lot of the weight loss programs that don't even work, taking green tea has numerous health benefits above and beyond the fat loss aspect.

Nobody really knows how exercise helps prevent loss of mental function, but every factor that helps protect you from getting a heart attack or stroke also protects you from dementia. Anything that protects blood vessels also protects your brain. Heart attacks and dementia are associated with eating too much fat, saturated fat, fried foods, refined carbohydrates, too many calories, and not eating enough vegetables, nuts, beans and other seeds; being overweight, not exercising, taking more than two alcoholic drinks a day, and smoking.

The statin drugs that are commonly used to help prevent heart attacks have also been shown to help prevent dementia. Again, we see that almost everything that helps prevent heart attacks also appears to help prevent Alzheimer's disease. The statin drugs appear to help by increasing blood flow and decreasing inflammation, independent of their cholesterol-lowering actions. Exercise may do the same things.

Tip! So if your primary goal is fat loss, don't waste your time walking and instead focus on progressive, high intensity cardio to maximize the effectiveness of your workouts.

The Nurses' Health Study from the Harvard School of Public Health has shown that exercising your muscles improved cognitive function in older women (Journal of the American Medical Association, September 2004). Another study shows that more than 85 percent of middle-aged people who start an exercise program drop out in the first six weeks. You're more likely to continue if you exercise with others: a spouse or friend, with a personal trainer, or in an organized group or class.

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Dr. Gabe Mirkin has been a radio talk show host for 25 years and practicing physician for more than 40 years; he is board certified in four specialties, including sports medicine. Read or listen to hundreds of his fitness and health reports at http://www.DrMirkin.com

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