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Exercise keeps the mind sharp in over-50s

Physical activity has long been known to reduce the risk of a number of diseases, including type-2 diabetes and some cancers, and it is thought to play a role in warding off the brain’s natural decline as we enter middle age.

 

Dr Justin Varney, lead for adult health and wellbeing at Public Health England, has said any physical activity was good for brain and body.

“Whilst every 10 minutes of exercise provides some benefit, doing 150 minutes a week cuts the chances of depression and dementia by a third, and boosts mental health at any age.”

Of course included in that is standing more and sitting less. Using a standing desk increases the heart rate and therefore blood flow to the brain. This results in more oxygen. 

The UK is now one of the world’s most inactive countries in the world…let’s start the change and become more every day active!

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