Alzheimer's DiseaseFitness

Keep Your Brain Sharp With Just a Few More Steps Per Day

Twenty minutes—or less—a day of breaking a sweat is all you need to reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s and dementia.

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    • Exercise and Alzheimer’s Risk Study: Spartano, N. (2019). Accelerometer-determined physical activity and cognitive function in middle-aged and older adults from two generations. Alzheimer’s & Dementia: Translational Research & Clinical Interventions, 5. Retrieved from
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    Lara is a former digital editor for HealthCentral, covering Sexual Health, Digestive Health, Head and Neck Cancer, and Gynecologic Cancers. She continues to contribute to HealthCentral while she works towards her masters in marriage and family therapy and art therapy. In a past life, she worked as the patient education editor at the American College of OB-GYNs and as a news writer/editor at