Fitness For Boomers – How You Can PREVENT Memory Loss Caused by Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)
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If you're a baby boomer, why should you care about mild cognitive impairment and what does it have to do with fitness for boomers?
Is not forgetfulness just a part of aging that you can not avoid?
The answers to these questions are detailed below.
What is Mild Cognitive Impairment?
Here's the Mayo Clinic definition: "MCI is a disorder of the brain in which nerve cells involved in one aspect of cognitive processing (thinking abilities) are impaired."
Why Worry About MILD Cognitive Impairment?
There are two reasons for concern about MCI:
1. Symptoms Can Create Problems
According to the Mayo Clinic, "The symptoms often include:
· Frequently repeating statements.
· Frequently misplacing items.
· Frequently forgetting details of conversations, events, and appointments. "
Although these symptoms are more severe than the forgetfulness due to normal aging, they usually do not seriously impact the ability to live independently. They ARE frustrating for the individual with MCI and those who interact with them.
2. Possible Future Health Issues
People who have MCI are more likely to develop dementia and Alzheimer's disease then those who have NOT developed MCI.
Prevent MCI Through Fitness for Boomers
What can boomers do to prevent MCI? Clean and simple – exercise and fitness for boomers. But you need not believe the author, look up Dr. Mercola on the net:
In recent studies that document the positive effects exercise has on brain function, findings show that performing moderate exercise, (aerobics, yoga and strength training) DURING MIDLIFE lead to a 39 percent reduced risk of developing mild cognitive impairment . (mercola.com)