HIGH SALT CONSUMPTION COUPLED WITH A SEDENTARY LIFESTYLE MAKES FOR A BAD RECIPE REGARDING COGNITIVE FUNCTION IN PEOPLE OVER 60

September 12th, 2011

A recent study showed that if you are over 60 and want to maintain the healthy memory and cognitive function you currently have……………then get out and exercise!

This new research found that people who consumed over 2500 mg of salt a day and also were sedentary experienced cognitive decline associated with age.

Those who exercised, even in spite of high salt consumption, were much more likely to retain their current cognitive function and less likely to experience age-related cognitive decline.

The best of both worlds would be to exercise consistently and for those 50 and above keep the total mg of salt per day in the 1500-2000 mg range.

Curt Hendrix, M.S., C.C.N., C.N.S