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.
Reference Link: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37156089/
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.