This is really important for cognition.

Engaging in physical activity may help reduce the risk of vascular cognitive impairment, including vascular dementia, according to a new analysis of previous studies (Vitor J, et., al., 2023).

Vascular cognitive impairment, which is a spectrum of cognitive decline caused by vascular issues, is a common issue worldwide.

In a review of 9 studies involving 6786 individuals, researchers found that higher levels of physical activity were linked to a decreased risk of vascular cognitive impairment over time.

Increasing your level of physical activity doesn’t have to take a lot of time if you use the principle of high intensity short interval training. 2-3 minutes can be as effective as 1 hour of lower intensity activity, see prior articles.

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Reference Link:
Joana Vítor 1, Catarina Melita 2, Mário Rodrigues 3, Diana Aguiar de Sousa 4, João Costa 5, J M Ferro 6, Ana Verdelho 7. Physical activity in vascular cognitive impairment: Systematic review with meta-analysis. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2023 May 6;32(8):107133.

  • Category: Recent Post
  • Author: Didrik Sopler, Ph.D., L.Ac.
  • Published: 2023-08-25
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