Let’s Get Physical!

Physical activity is commonly known to be good for the body. That being said, it is also hard to keep up in workout routines or other physical activities with our busy schedules. Reasons to stay motivated may play a key role in whether or not to get up an hour early to hit the gym as well as at the end of the day when you’re exhausted from a hard day’s work. Professor, James T. Becker, Ph.D from Pitt School of Medicine explains that physical activity can help protect the brain from cognitive decline and a large number of studies proves this.

According to a new study the University of Pittsburgh published, whatever kind of physical activity you engage in, as long as it involves movement, is great for not only the body, but the brain as well. Older persons who were more physically active, had larger gray matter volumes in areas of the brain in charge of memory and learning. The study further showed that people who burned the most calories also had larger gray matter volumes, which was proven to lessen the likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s disease in five, short years.

Sutton Homes has recognized the importance of staying physically active and has incorporated daily physical routines in their homes. Caregivers perform different exercises for the seniors to replicate, including arm and leg lifts as well as going on walks around their home and neighborhood. Ensuring some type of movement can go a long way and will ultimately improve your loved one’s overall quality of life, an objective Sutton Homes strives to accomplish.

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