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Why Aerobic Exercise May Play a Role in the Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer’s disease is one of the current leading causes of death according to the Alzheimer’s Association, and the statistic of 5.5 million Americans currently affected by Alzheimer’s disease is expected to triple by 2050. A fresh meta-analysis performed by researchers reveals that aerobic exercise may play a role in preventing the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.

Anaerobic vs. Aerobic Workouts: What's the Difference?

Anaerobic vs. Aerobic

In the world of fitness, not all exercises and/or workouts are created equal. The benefits your body experiences from a long-distance run are vastly different from the benefits offered to your body by a series of short-distance sprints. Likewise, lifting three 12-rep sets of moderate effort weights will not produce the same results as performing one set of 6-8 reps at maximum resistance to fatigue. The difference between these two workouts (long-distance run & high rep, low intensity weights VS sprints & maximum intensity weights) is expressed by how your body operates and performs during them and can be simply defined as either an anaerobic or aerobic workout.

Aerobic Exercise Improves Cognitive Functioning of Older Men and Women

Researchers who demonstrated that aerobic exercise is just as effective as medication in treating major depression in the middle aged and elderly reported that the same exercise program also appears to improve the cognitive abilities of these patients.

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Study To Explore Whether Weight Training Can Reduce Cardiovascular Risk

Since the body responds differently to resistance training than it does to aerobic exercise, the researchers want to characterize the specific benefits of resistance training, as well as to determine whether adding such exercises to an aerobic program yields synergistic benefits.

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