Weight Loss/Fitness

AquaJogger® - Raise Your Heart Rate

Posted by AquaJogger® on January 13th, 2009

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.