Taking care of your physical self should be your priority, if you’re physically healthy other problems will become less relevant.
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Remember, dementia can also be caused by our cardiovascular system. If we’re walking and making our cardiovascular system better and stronger, then that actually helps reduce the risk of dementia. It reduces the causes of the circulatory system causing dementia because blood flow to and from the brain is tied to our circulatory system.
By addressing our circulatory health, our heart health, our blood vessel health, we can help reduce the risk of dementia and other types of cognitive problems by simply improving blood flow to our brain. A good way to do this, is to make sure that our medications are under control and by walking or doing some type of cardiovascular exercise on a regular basis.
If you’re not able to walk then cycling could be a good alternative. Just getting your heart rate up for a good long amount of time is going to be very beneficial. Aim for at least 30 minutes if you can – and of course, if you can do 45 or 60 minutes, even better. But if you’re not able to start there, then start with five or ten minutes. Do what you can do and then build up. It’s amazing what can happen when you build up over time.
Seeing that progression can be a lot of fun. You have a large amount of control over how good your body is. We can shape and sculpt our bodies how we want to.
Another way to take care of our physical bodies, of course, is balance. The first thing you can do to improve your balance is to be up and walking on a regular basis. If you use a walker now, go ahead and keep walking with a walker so that you’re safe. Just because you’re using a walker doesn’t mean that it doesn’t work on your balance. If you’re up and walking on a regular basis with a