To be honest, it’s not like we haven’t heard these before, and not just in the context of warding off dementia, they are good general rules for maintaining your health in every department.
Once again it would seem there is no escaping the fact that the most effective way to stay healthy for as long as possible is to live a healthy lifestyle.
The five ‘golden rules’ in this latest report from the seniors charity pull together the key elements that have a major effect on our wellbeing.
So a healthy body really can lead to a healthy mind, and after reviewing all the recent study data Age UK can even put a figure on that, they calculate that 76% of the effects of ageing on an individual are directly related to lifestyle and environment.
Some of these are out of our control, but recent research in the UK found that men aged between 45 and 59 who embraced all the golden rules were 36% less likely to develop dementia.
Age UK estimates that there are around 850,000 dementia sufferers in the UK and that one in three over the age of 65 will be affected by it.
Don’t you owe it to yourself to do everything you can not to be one of them?
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