AquaJogger® - Raise Your Heart Rate

Raise Your Heart Rate

Fight Alzheimer’s

Population studies suggest that exercise which raises your heart rate for at least 30 minutes several times a week can lower your risk of Alzheimer’s as much as 50%. Yet, how many of us can run, walk fast or accomplish other load-bearing activity for 30 minutes?

“Regular physical exercise is probably the best means we have of preventing Alzheimer’s disease today, better than medications, better than intellectual activity, better than supplements and diet.”
Dr. Ronald Petersen, director of the Alzheimer’s Research Center at the Mayo Clinic

The key is getting the heart rate up to anaerobic levels that feed the brain and challenge the heart. What is good for the heart is also good for the brain. People who do not exercise experience brain shrinkage faster than those who do exercise.

Helping the Mind with Physical Activity

Mounting evidence suggests that physical activity may have benefits beyond a healthy heart and body weight. Physical activity appears to inhibit Alzheimer’s-like brain changes in mice, slowing the development of a key feature of the disease.

A recent report from the Alzheimer’s Association predicts that 10 million baby boomers will develop Alzheimer’s disease in the United States — that translates to one out of every eight. For us “baby boomers,” this is a frightening prospect.

Raise Your Heart Rate with AquaJogger®

If too much weight, arthritis, old injuries, and other obstacles are keeping you from benefiting from aerobic and anaerobic exercise…consider this: When you are suspended in deep water with an AquaJogger®, there is no impact, as the effect of gravity on your low back, hips, knees, and ankles is removed. You are free to run, walk and do a variety of exercises to raise your heart rate without the restrictions and pain associated with weight-bearing activity.

“Take it to the water” and reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s and heart disease and improve the quality of your life.

2 Responses to “AquaJogger® - Raise Your Heart Rate”

  1. Daw Warner Says:

    Is it possible for an elderly woman with two knee replacements to jog in the pool. My mom is 86 and cannot swim and is afraid to go to the Y. I am trying to convince her that it would be the best thing for her. Are there professionals at local Y’s that can help our older citizens to exercise in the water? Please advise and thank you. Dawn

  2. Janine Says:

    Daw, your mom can probably do some form of water exercise, and would surely benefit. Check with your local college or university’s health center. At the University of Memphis where I swim, they have an organized water exercise class, and they even have a lift chair to help folks in and out of the water. Plus, any college or university with a pool might have individual training at a very reasonable rate, and you might start with that until your mom is comfortable enough to join a class or go to the Y or other pool on her own.

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