A new study found that as if you need another reason to get up and exercise more, an active lifestyle can keep your brain healthy and slow down the progression of Parkinson’s disease and hereditary dementia. In research Published in a magazine Neurology, Followed by Korean Scientists 173 elderly people with early signs of these diseases; 27% of them have genetic variants that make people susceptible to Alzheimer’s disease.
Researchers used the cognitive tests provided at the beginning of the study (that is, one and two years later) and found that people who exercised more had less genetic-related cognitive decline. Research author Jin-Sun Jun said: “Thinking ability and memory problems may have a negative impact on people̵
What are Parkinson’s disease and dementia?
Parkinson’s disease is a disease caused by the death of dopamine-producing cells in the brain. The cause of these cell deaths is not fully understood. Scientists believe that the combination of genetic and environmental factors is the cause of this situation. Symptoms include tremor, impaired balance and coordination, stiffness and slow movement.
The origin of dementia-the general term for decreased memory, judgment, and communication skills-is also unclear on the whole. This study involved people with mutations in the APOE e4 gene (people susceptible to dementia).
Previous studies have found that staying active may delay dementia. In 2012, the research results were published in Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease Found that in the elderly, An active lifestyle (defined as participation in mental, physical or social activities) delayed the onset of dementia by an average of 17 months. Researchers found that people who participated in more of the three activities had a greater delay in developing dementia than those who participated in fewer activities.
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How to stay active
Although experts are not sure why exercise keeps the brain healthy, their message is clear: use or loss of cognition. The Alzheimer’s Association recommends: “Formal education at any stage of your life will help reduce your risk of cognitive decline and dementia. For example, taking classes at a local university, community center or online.” Informal of challenging thinking Forms (such as playing puzzles or games) can also protect the brain.
In addition, “maintaining social participation may contribute to brain health,” said the Alzheimer’s Association. “Conduct social activities that are meaningful to you. Find a way to become part of the local community-if you love animals, consider volunteering in a local shelter. If you like singing, you can join a local choir or participate in after-school activities . Or, just share activities with friends and family.”
It also helps: maintain a healthy weight and blood pressure, get enough quality sleep, and get regular cardiovascular exercises.In order for you to survive this pandemic healthily, don’t miss these 35 places most likely to catch COVID.