Nearly two thirds of Britons (64%) not aware exercise could help reduce risk of dementia

Almost eight in ten people (79%) are not doing the amount of average weekly exercise recommended by NHS guidelines, despite evidence that regular exercise can reduce a person’s risk of dementia.

This is according to a survey carried out by Alzheimer’s Society to mark the start of Memory Walks on Saturday.

Research shows that taking regular exercise is one of the best things that can be done to reduce the risk of getting dementia, yet 64% of people surveyed (67% men, 62% women) didn’t know that regular exercise and physical activity could reduce the risk of people developing dementia.

More from the Alzheimers Society here 

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