Session 5 - Be Physically Active
In addition to improving your general health, physical activity is beneficial for your brain health. Even moderate physical activity promotes the circulation of blood to the brain, which nourishes the cells with nutrients and oxygen, and may even encourage the development of new cells.
People who exercise regularly are also less likely to develop heart disease, stroke and diabetes, which are all associated with an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.
When you have completed this session, you will be able to:
- Describe the benefits of physical activity in reducing risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and maintaining quality of life when you have Alzheimer’s disease.
- Identify strategies and activities to incorporate physical activity into your life, no matter your age or fitness level.
Session 5 includes the following parts:
Part 1: Choose a Healthy Lifestyle
Part 2: Be Active! Self Test
Part 3: Benefits of Physical Activity
Part 4: Physical Activity and Alzheimer’s Disease
Part 5: Take Action and Get Active (Adults: 18 – 64 Years)
Part 6: Take Action and Get Active (Adults: 65 Years & Older)
Part 7: Challenge Yourself to Move Calendar
Work through the various parts of the session at your leisure. Move from one part to another at your own pace and in the order that makes sense to you, based on your own needs and interests.
Take time to visit the Discussion Forums, where you can post, in a common area, messages to all other community members. It’s a place for you to interact with others and to discuss the topics and ideas introduced throughout this session.
At any time, you may scroll to the Search bar at the top of the page and type a specific question or topic.
IntroductionYou are here
Part 1 - Choose a Healthy LifestylePart 1
Part 2 - Be Active! Self TestPart 2
Part 3 - Benefits of Physical ActivityPart 3
Part 4 - Physical Activity and Alzheimer’s DiseasePart 4
Part 5 - Take Action and Get Active (Adults: 18 – 64 Years)Part 5
Part 6 - Take Action and Get Active (Adults: 65 Years & Older)Part 6
Part 7 - Challenge Yourself to Move CalendarPart 7
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