September Blog: Alzheimer’ Disease Prevention

By: Oscar Palacio

For September, Urban Poling is excited to discuss Alzheimer Disease and provide ways of lowering the chances of living with this condition. The Alzheimer Association and multiple research investigators have define this condition as the most common type of dementia, that causes memory loss and a decline in cognitive abilities limiting the daily function of a person.

It has been identify that one of the greatest risk factors is increasing age, as those living with this condition are individuals aged 65 years and older.

Researchers suggest that a single cause of Alzheimer’s disease does not exist. They have noted that It likely develops from multiple factors, such as genetics, lifestyle and environment. While some risk factors recognized as age, family history and heredity can’t be changed, rising research evidence suggests there may be other factors that can influence.

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On the other hand, Medical Doctors have identified and recommend that individuals who engage in physical activity exercises are less likely to experience mental function and have a lower risk in developing Alzheimer’s disease. Mayo Clinic has develop the following key points about the benefits that can be generated when exercising for 30-60 minutes a week:

  1. Keep thinking, reasoning and learning skills sharp for healthy individuals
  2. Improve memory, reasoning, judgment and thinking skills (cognitive function) for people with mild Alzheimer’s disease or mild cognitive impairment
  3. Delay the start of Alzheimer’s for people at risk of developing the disease or slow the progress of the disease
  4. Increase the size of the part of the brain that’s associated with memory formation (hippocampus)

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The director of Urban Poling recognized as Mandy Shintani, OT & Gerontologist, had the great idea of bringing the benefits of Nordic walking into what we call now Urban Poling. Urban Poling has the vitality to guide, prevent, and  improve the lives of people that are  living with  Alzheimer’s disease. Through the high performance of the poles, Urban poling has the drive to help you walk your way to better health.

The ACTIVATOR poles are essential and play an important role in the rehabilitation of Alzheimer disease. By increasing the speed of traditional walking with the ACTIVATOR poles individuals will be able to increase their calorie burnout by 26 to 40% translating into increase in blood flow throughout the body and stabilizing neurons connections and activity. The intensity of the workout can be adjusted with the ACTIVATOR poles by pressing down on the ergonomic CoreGrip handles and seniors are also able to comfortably perform seating exercises. More benefits of urban poling that can help improve symptoms of Alzheimer include going on walks with friends and family, as this social activity can help reduce levels of stress and inflammation of the physiology of the brain. To conclude, the ACTIVATOR poles will permit the prevention and slow recovery of individuals living with Alzheimer disease.  


Try them out and improve the health of your brain, memory and overall body.


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