Walking in the neighborhood protects against dementia

This almost sounds too simple to be true: The neighborhood you live in—and how much you walk in it—significantly impacts cognitive decline as you age. Researchers from University of Kansas analyzed neighborhoods by how easily you could traverse them by walking and then compared that analysis to cognitive studies done on participants over a two-year period. The study found that intricate neighborhoods that are enjoyable to walk in keep inhabitants cognitively sharper than neighborhoods that are not conducive to walking.

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Walking in the neighborhood protects against dementia

This almost sounds too simple to be true: The neighborhood you live in—and how much you walk in it—significantly impacts cognitive decline as you age. Researchers from University of Kansas analyzed neighborhoods by how easily you could traverse them by walking and then compared that analysis to cognitive studies done on participants over a two-year period. The study found that intricate neighborhoods that are enjoyable to walk in keep inhabitants cognitively sharper than neighborhoods that are not conducive to walking.

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