But as I got older, had children and got really busy with work, I became more and more sedentary, spending more and more time in front of my computer rather than at the gym. Ironically, my most inactive time was when I was conducting research trying to figure out how exercise boosts memory. After collecting lots of original data, attending numerous conferences, and presenting my work in front of other experts in the field and discussing their findings, I have recently faced the fact that my sedentary lifestyle was damaging. In a major shift of priorities in my life, I now swim every day for 45 minutes at the university pool, mostly because I want to avoid the cognitive decline that comes with aging and offset my chances of getting the dreaded Alzheimer’s disease. The immediate benefit is feeling much more awake and focused during the day that I am exercising, and I find I am much more efficient and productive at work as well.
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Social contact, regular exercise key to living longer
“They’re living their p90X3 lives from one chair to another,” said Edward Archer, a research fellow with the Nutrition Obesity Research Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. “We didn’t realize we were that sedentary. There are some people who are vigorously active, but it’s offset by the huge number of individuals who are inactive.” According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one in three people in the United States is obese, a step above being http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/p90x3-reviews/sbwire-455028.htm overweight. Obesity boosts the risk of cardiovascular problems such as heart disease and stroke , diabetes and some cancers.
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Average Obese Woman Gets 1 Hour of Exercise a Year
However, he acknowledged, “there is still a lot to learn. We don’t really know very much about how much is exactly needed.” “Even though we have learned a lot I have to say we still have a long way to go,” he added. “But that being said, physical activity seems to be one of the most promising approaches for positively influencing brain health in late adulthood.” According to the Pew Research Center, the baby boomer generation began to turn 65 on January 1, 2011, with 10,000 doing so each day until 2030, said Cacioppo. “This has been called the silver tsunami,” he said.
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