Have you joined the Meatless Monday-Tuesday, 1-2 punch, focusing 2 days out of the week on vegetables?
A frequently overlooked benefit of good nutrition and exercise is…your mental health. Specifically dementia, also known as senility, is a broad category of brain diseases that cause a long term decline in the ability to think and remember that is great enough to affect a person’s daily functioning.
Alzheimer’s disease makes up 50-70% of cases, and the next category, vascular dementia, making up 25%. Together these two causes make up 75%-95% of cases, and can be linked to a deterioration of your brains blood flow or perfusion.
Risk factors…you guessed it…are high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, smoking, and obesity. Why? Because these conditions affect…perfusion of your brain.
From a healthcare cost perspective, the care of dementia is far greater than the cost of heart disease and cancer. Why? Because dementia patients need caregivers to watch them, help with basic activities like eating, dressing, and bathing. That gets to be expensive.
If you need help making meaningful lifestyle changes, that will not only lower your risk of heart disease and cancer, but also your ability to think and remember…your quality of life…check out Forge-Rx / Crossfit Winder. God bless. Till next time.