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Exercise Now or Pay Later

Staying physically fit during middle age has been linked to reduced chances of developing dementia later in life. Dementia is the inability to process thought. This deterioration is significantly greater than what is typically experienced during the normal aging process, and can result in Alzheimer’s disease.

Even if you don’t have time to visit the gym, you can make daily adjustments to your routine to stay more physically fit. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Choose the parking space farthest from the door. As you shop, walk rapidly through the stores rather than stroll. If you integrate as much activity into your daily life as possible now, you’ll be thankful later.

Weekly Health Tips are brought to you by UCF Health, the College of Medicine’s physician practice. Offering primary and specialty care under one roof, UCF Health treats patients age 16 and up in primary care and age 18 and up for specialty care. Most major insurance plans are accepted. Two locations are now open: the original in East Orlando at Quadrangle and University boulevards just blocks from the main UCF campus and in Medical City at Narcoossee Road and Tavistock Lakes Boulevard. Schedule an appointment online today.

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