Saturday, July 25, 2015

Walking: Thy Lasting Youth Defends

“Of all the causes which conspire to render the life of a man short and miserable, none have greater influence than the want of proper exercise.”
-  Dr. William Buchan, 18th Century Scottish physician

 “Exercise thy lasting youth defends.”
-  John Gay, British poet

“Resting is rusting.”
-  Helen Hayes

"Exercise may do more than keep a healthy brain fit: New research suggests working up a good sweat may also offer some help once memory starts to slide- and even improve life for people with Alzheimer’s.  The effects were modest, but a series of studies reported Thursday found vigorous workouts by people with mild memory impairment decreased levels of a warped protein linked to risk of later Alzheimer’s — and improved quality of life for people who already were in early stages of the disease.  “Regular aerobic exercise could be a fountain of youth for the brain,” said cognitive neuroscientist Laura Baker of Wake Forest School of Medicine in North Carolina, who reported some of the research at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference.  Doctors have long advised that people keep active as they get older. Exercise is good for the heart, which in turn is good for the brain. Lots of research shows physical activity can improve cognition in healthy older people, potentially lowering their risk of developing dementia.  How much exercise? In studies from North Carolina, Denmark and Canada, people got 45 minutes to an hour of aerobic exercise three or four times a week, compared to seniors who stuck with their usual schedule."
Exercise is Good for the Brain

"The street curves in and out, up and down
in great waves of asphalt;
at night the granite tomb is noisy with starlings
like the creaking of many axles;
only the tired walker know how much there is to climb,
how the sidewalk curves into the cold wind."
-   Charles Reznikoff, Walking and Watching

"Thoughts come clearly while one walks."
-   Thomas Mann

"Happy is the man who has acquired the love of walking for its own sake!"
-   W.J. Holland

 Walking: Quotes, Sayings, Poems, Information.  Compiled by Mike Garofalo.

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