Slow walking 'predicts dementia'If you have ever, like me, resorted to slow walking at the end (or, uh, if I'm honest, in the middle. . . .) of an ultramarathon, and, especially, in the hours and days following an ultra, maybe you can relate. I'm not sure I ever feel more muddle-headed than when I've been on my feet on a trail for 6-8 hours or more. Not that that is necessarily a sign of early dementia, but you can't be too careful, right?
On the other hand, how about this headline:
Brisk walks fight prostate cancerThat's pretty encouraging. One of the researchers says, "Walking at an easy pace did not seem to have any benefit" in delaying the progression of prostrate cancer. I would assume that running can achieve the same benefits as brisk walking.
Bottom line, lean forward, walk or run faster, and keep dementia and prostate cancer at bay.