Don’t ignore health benefits of walking

To the editor:

Once again winter days will soon be here, and for many folks comes the decline to do many activities involving exercise. That’s not good.

Medical researchers have stated many times over that in order to protect your brain from Alzheimer’s disease a regular regime of physical activity is a must. It ranks as the most potent Alzheimer’s protection. So try to walk at least a mile a day. University researchers have found that those who walk six to nine miles a week have a larger retention of brain gray matter, with perhaps fewer damaged brain cells. People who exercised 30 minutes a day at least three time a week are less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease.

If you have not checked out the Splash Zone facility, I encourage you to do so. Seniors may qualify for the “Silver Sneaker” program that allows you free access to the Splash Zone.

Roy U. Ebihara