Exercise to Fend Off Alzheimer’s, and Other Tips for Healthy Living – Seventh-day Adventist Church

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“Exercise can help fend off cognitive decline and boost your overall health,” said Harvard professor and National Academy of Sciences member David Williams, during his keynote presentation on the opening day of the 3rd Global Conference on Health and Lifestyle in Loma Linda, California, United States, on July 9, 2019. Photo by Adventist News Network

July 10, 2019 | Loma Linda, California, United States |

The 3rd Conference on Global Health and Lifestyle at Loma Linda, California, United States, kicked off on July 9, 2019 with minimum formalities and got right down to business.

The five-day event, which has gathered more than 800 Seventh-day Adventist church leaders, health practitioners, and healthy-living advocates from 90 countries, made the most of sharing practical insights and useful tips for healthy living.

“We are fearfully and wonderfully made,” said Adventist Health Ministries director Peter Landless in his opening remarks. It is a fact, he emphasized, that frames prospective discussions and exchanges during the conference.

Following Landless’ lead, plenary presentations during the day went on to share how even in the face of growing public health concerns, small changes can go a long way to helping people fend off disease and enjoy a better life.

All proceedings of the 3rd Global Conference on Health and Lifestyle are being interpreted into several languages, including American Sign Language. Photo by Adventist News Network

Free Medicine Against Cognitive Decline

“Exercise influences the proliferation of new neurons and increases the production of molecules secreted from neurons that are involved in learning and memory,” said Harvard professor and researcher David Williams in the opening plenary. Williams, who was recently elected to the National Academy of Sciences, shared straightforward, research-based tips that can not only improve personal health but also increase a local church’s footprint in its community.

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