Staying active may ward off Alzheimer's

April 19, 2012 9:57:50 AM PDT
New research shows staying active may help ward off Alzheimer's.

Scientists at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago found any kind of physical activity is linked to a reduced risk of developing Alzheimer's.

Study participants who scored in the bottom 10 percent of physical activity were more than twice as likely to develop the disease.

The activity doesn't have to be exercise. Cooking, gardening and even washing dishes count.

The study is published in the journal "Neurology."