Physical activity is strongly recommended to reduce the risk of cognitive decline. A physically active lifestyle is linked to brain health, and physically active people seem less likely to develop cognitive decline, all-cause dementia, vascular dementia and Alzheimer disease when compared with inactive people. Especially, the highest levels of physical exercise seem to be the most protective. For adults 65 years and above, physical activity includes recreational or leisure-time physical activity, transportation (e.g. walking, cycling or swimming), occupational (if the person is still engaged in work), household chores, play, games, sports or planned exercise, in the context of daily, family, and community activities. Physical activity will also improve cardiorespiratory and muscular fitness, bone and functional health, and reduce the risk of noncommunicable diseases and depression. Please consider aerobic activity and a moderate start with gradual progress to higher levels of physical activity.
NOTE: This information does not exempt medical monitoring or consultation.