Can Household Chores Help Prevent Alzheimer’s?

In recent years, several studies have found that older people are less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia if they engage in vigorous exercise, such as jogging, swimming or brisk walking.

People who are too frail or out of shape to hit the pool or treadmill shouldn’t despair, however. According to a new study, even mundane, low-key tasks like gardening, cooking and washing dishes can lower the risk of Alzheimer’s if they’re performed often enough.

“Can Household Chores Help Prevent Alzheimer’s?” By: Amanda Gardner
Time
April 19th, 2012

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