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Your Heart Rate Could PREDICT This Dangerous Disease

Dear Living Well Daily Reader,

Athletes are strange people…

They pay attention to things that most people do not concern themselves with.

For many years, athletes have paid attention to their resting heart rate, and they compare them like bowling or golfing scores.

But now, there’s good reason for EVERYONE to know what their resting heart rate is.

Researchers have discovered that your resting heart rate could PREDICT this dangerous disease.

Here’s everything you need to know.

Scientists have now linked resting heart rate to brain health…

Even more exciting, they’ve found that it can tell you dementia risk might be.

The study, reporting in the journal Alzheimer’s & Dementia, found that people with a higher resting heart rate had a greater risk of dementia and a faster cognitive decline.

And here’s the thing— it didn’t matter if they had heart disease or not (even though heart disease is another big factor in dementia risk).

The study looked at over 2,000 older adults and found that having a resting heart rate of 80 beats per minute lead to a 55 percent increased risk of developing dementia, when compared to people whose resting heart rate was below 70.

My theory is that it’s due to how much exercise people get.

Your heart is like any other muscle in the body. The more you use it, the stronger it gets. A stronger heart means it doesn’t have to work as hard to do its job of pumping blood around your body.

All of that’s to say, a lower and slower heartbeat means a stronger heart.

Some marathon runners have heart rates in the 30s and 40s!

You can find out your own resting heart rate by getting a watch that measures it for you, or you can sit still for three minutes and then take your pulse.

If you find your resting heart rate is over 70, then you should take it as a clue to get out and exercise more. You don’t have to do anything crazy, walking a few times a week for more than 30 minutes is usually enough to get you in shape… and all the while, you’ll reduce your dementia risk.

P.S. Decreasing your dementia risk also means watching what you eat… but not in the way you might thing. If you’re missing these four foods in your diet, you could be on the fast track to memory loss. Click here to read more.

 

SOURCE:

George, Judy. “Dementia Tied to Resting Heart Rate.” 12/3/2021. https://www.medpagetoday.com/neurology/dementia/95999?xid=nl_mpt_DHE_2021-12-05&eun=g1024616d0r&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Weekly%20Review%202021-12-05&utm_term=NL_DHE_Weekly_Active

 

Dr. Scott Olson, ND

Written By Dr. Scott Olson, ND

Nearly 25 years ago, failed mainstream medical treatments left Dr. Olson in constant pain – and his health in ruins. And that’s when he did something REVOLUTIONARY. He began his career in medicine – and dedicated his life to uncovering the true, underlying causes of disease.
Through his innovative medical practices in Tennessee and Colorado, Dr. Olson has helped cure countless seniors from across America of arthritis… heart disease… diabetes… and even cancer. All without risky prescription drugs or painful surgeries.

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