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Entries in alzheimer's (4)


Congress, Stop Sitting Around

"Sitting. Sitting while watching TV. Sitting while at the computer. Sitting while at the drive-through. These are all things Americans do-a lot.

"But sitting is costly. Studies show that all this sitting costs governments, societies, and ourselves."

The above is how Helen Durkin, IHRSA’s executive vice president of public policy, began her op-ed directed to Congress that appeared in this morning’s edition of Morning Consult.

"Unfortunately, moving is something relatively few of us seem to find time to do," she continued.

Since September is World Alzheimer's Month, and more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease, Helen’s editorial urges Congress to ‘stop sitting around and move a piece of legislation that can help get Americans moving'—the PHIT Act.

Helen shares data on the far-reaching financial ramifications of the disease, and the sadly underutilized role exercise plays in fighting this dreaded disease, such as the fact that four out of five of the most costly chronic conditions affecting Americans 50 and older can be prevented or managed with exercise, according to the CDC.

Read the full editorial in the Morning Consult and let us know what you think at


Health E-Review: Benefits of Exercise Newsletter

A compilation of recent research on the benefits of exercise and nutrition.

In this week's issue:

  • Being Fit Decreases Brain Damage Caused by Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Exercise Can Reduce the Rate of Cognitive Decline in People With Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Walking Is Beneficial for People with Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Physical Activity Reduces Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Build Muscle and Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk

Read the full issue of this week's of Health E-Review.

Health E-Review is available for IHRSA members only. For other member-only resources, visit


Exercise can help with Alzheimer's disease

Studies show those who are physically active have less of a chance of developing early stages of Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

A 30-60 minute workout a few times a week can help improve thinking and reasoning, improve memory for those who have mild Alzheimer's, and delay the start of the disease.

For more, read this.


This Week in the Fitness Industry: all of your news in one spot

This Week in the Fitness Industry, again, has quite a variety of stories:

  • different exercises for different age groups
  • health-related apps not gaining popularity
  • midlife exercise could lessen chance of dementia
  • woman pays it forward with free classes
  • and, a round-up of this week's IHRSA blog entries 
  • Check them all out!