Staying active as we age is vital for our brain health. But how many lazy (read “sitting”) hours a day are save to help our brain stay sharp?
Researchers of a recent study found that adults above 60 years old who spend more than 10 hours a day in sedentary activities, like watching TV or sitting in a car, may have an increased risk of dementia.
What really interesting about the “sitting hours” is that it isn’t about how long you sit at once during the day but how many hours you spend sitting in total each day.
This study is based on the information from 49. 841 adults over 60 without dementia at the beginning of the study. All participants wore accelerometers, wrist-worn devices, to measure objectively their movements and physical activities throughout the day.
The message is clear: as we age, moving throughout a day is essential for keeping our brain healthy.
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