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Atheism and Alzheimer's disease

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/* Irreligion, sedentary behavior and Alzheimer's disease */
== Irreligion, sedentary behavior and Alzheimer's disease ==
''See also:'' [[Atheism and sedentary lifestyles]] [[File:Basketball.jpg|right|225px|thumbnail|Numerous studies report that athletes to be more religious than non-athletes.<ref>[http://www.thesportjournal.org/article/strength-religious-faith-athletes-and-nonathletes-two-ncaa-division-iii-institutions ''Strength of Religious Faith of Athletes and Nonathletes at Two NCAA Division III Institutions'']</ref> See also: [[Sports performance: Religious faith vs. atheism]] ]]The journal article ''Spirituality and Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior among LatinoMen and Women in Massachusetts'' which was published in the journal ''Ethnicity and Disease'' declared: "There is a significant negative relationship between spirituality and sedentary behavior."<ref>[https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5245605/ Spirituality and Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior among Latino Men and Women in Massachusetts] by Valerie J. Silfee, Christina F. Haughton, Stephenie C. Lemon, Vilma Lora, and Milagros C. Rosal, ''Ethnicity and Disease''. 2017 Winter; 27(1): 3–10. Published online 2017 Jan 19. doi: 10.18865/ed.27.1.3</ref> In addition, numerous studies report that athletes to be more religious than non-athletes.<ref>[http://www.thesportjournal.org/article/strength-religious-faith-athletes-and-nonathletes-two-ncaa-division-iii-institutions ''Strength of Religious Faith of Athletes and Nonathletes at Two NCAA Division III Institutions'']</ref> See also: [[Sports performance: Religious faith vs. atheism]] A Netherland study of 120,000 men/women found that men who average 90 minutes exercising a day, had nearly a 40 percent higher chance of living to 90 than those who spent 30 minutes or less on exercise a day. In addition, every additional 30 minutes spent exercising a day increased the men’s chances of living to 90 by five percent.<ref>[https://www.cookinglight.com/news/height-weight-lifespan-study-longevity Height and Weight May Determine How Long You Can Live—Especially If You're a Woman]</ref> Religion/spirituality is positively correlated to greater longevity (see: [[Atheism and life expectancy]]).
In 2017, ''Medical News Today'' reported that "For older adults, a lack of exercise may put their risk of developing dementia on par with that of adults who are genetically predisposed to the disease. This is the conclusion of a new study published in the ''Journal of [[Alzheimer's disease|Alzheimer's Disease]]''."<ref>[https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/315173.php Sedentary behavior raises dementia risk as much as genetic factors], ''Medical News Today'', 2017</ref>