A recently published large scale study called HUNT had 28, 916 participants aged 30–60 years. The study further strengthens previous research in the area as it showed that at least weekly midlife moderate-to-vigorous physical activity was associated with reduced dementia risk over a 25-year period of follow-up (Livingston et al., 2020).
How much exercise do I need?
The experts recommend we all do at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week. So grab those walking shoes and lets get that heart rate UP!
Evidence about the effect of specific types of exercise, such as progressive muscle resistance training on dementia risk is sparse (Livingston et al., 2020).