Researchers with the Northern Manhattan Study have found that low levels of leisure-time physical activity (LTPA) in seniors is an independent risk factor for declining cognitive performance compared to moderate to heavy intensity LTPA. More than 1200 participants were followed for 5 years. The data was adjusted for confounders, including vascular disease.
LifeTip: It is never too late to begin regular physical activity—it benefits even seniors!
Adapted from PositiveChoices.com