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Tips for holistic health and maintaining balance as a caregiver;  ways to prevent illness and prolong life.

How much weekly exercise do you need?

How much weekly exercise do you need?

by TEAM ALZLIVE

There are so many conflicting reports on how much weekly exercise you should be doing.

In a study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Research, researchers found that 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week—the CDC’s recommendation for adults—can significantly improve memory performance after just 12 weeks.

Trouble getting to your weekly exercise? Try these 25 ways to squeeze in 10 minutes of exercise.

They include suggestions, such as

1. When you go outside to pick up your morning newspaper, take a brisk 5-minute power walk up the street in one direction and back in the other.

2. If you’re housebound, hop on an exercise bike or do a treadmill workout while your ailing loved one naps.

3. Try 5 to 10 minutes of jumping jacks. (A 150-pound woman can burn 90 calories in one 10-minute session.)

Not all of us are in condition to do jumping jacks anymore or own a treadmill!

But we can always do some little things to keep us fit and delay the onset of Alzheimer’s.

Send your exercise tips to info@alzlive.com

From Prevention.com


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