Regular exercise and brain health
Science has shown a close link between regular exercise and brain health. The Ontario Brain Institute released a report on exercise and Alzheimer's based on a review of major research studies. Their conclusion is both startling and important: "In older adults without Alzheimer's disease those who were very physically active were almost 40% less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease than those who were inactive." Walking, swimming and dancing are great alternatives if your tennis and running days are behind you. If you're not able to walk or swim there is a great video series called "Stronger Seniors". This series has been designed by Anne Pringle Burnell, a certified instructor and faculty provider with the American Council on Exercise and the Aerobics & Fitness Association of America.