We all know the saying, “use it or lose it”, and that has never been more true than when it comes to exercising and brain health.
According to a study done in British Columbia*, regular aerobic exercise, the kind that gets your heart pumping, can actually change your brain in a way that protects memory and thinking skills. Why is this important? Consider this…” Researchers say one new case of dementia is detected every four seconds globally. They estimate that by the year 2050, more than 115 million people will have dementia worldwide.”
You don’t have to go crazy with exercise to reap the benefits. In the study, participants walked briskly for one hour, twice a week. That’s it. And it helped significantly.
Exercising for the health benefits should always be your goal, however, regular exercise comes with some added benefits that you may not have considered like the potential for lower life insurance rates. Paying lower premiums for your life insurance can add up to a lot of savings over the course of your life.
Before starting on any exercise program, it’s a good idea to check with your doctor. And why not take our Wellness Quiz to see where you are today in terms of a healthy lifestyle, and get some great tips for a better tomorrow.