Exercise, Health and Fitness: The Way To Beat Alzheimer’s


Imagine you have a tank full of precious water … the only source of your drinking water a few miles away. The tank is plentiful and built to be able to sustain you for the rest of your life. That should comfort you, shouldn’t it? But what if the tank leaks? Drops dripping, pint by pint, gallons of water – your precious source of life – was coming out, spilling and running beyond your control. What, if anything, can you do about it? Natural reactions can be corrective. Some of us may have foresight to ensure that this vital resource is protected by a sturdy vessel.

However, this explanation is the same as your mind. Suppose your brain has leaked. Gradually, memories, experiences, and basic energy flow from our minds and bodies leaving us powerless and lost. This is what people with Alzheimer’s disease experience – the feeling that life does not just pass them by, but is taken away from them. But how can they fix it?

There have been promises of medical treatment and other treatments in the near future, but there seems to be little that we can do to treat those who suffer from this condition. There is one glimmer of hope that experts say is still the best way to reduce the symptoms and progression of Alzheimer’s: exercise. Having a health and fitness program that includes exercise has amazing benefits, at least in the fight against Alzheimer’s.

In 2008, the Mayo Clinic released a report by researchers at the University of Chicago, which said that based on research conducted on domesticated rats to develop something known to cause Alzheimer’s disease, physical mice had little to do with. of amyloid plaque, they also created many enzymes to prevent Alzheimer’s. In its simplest form, people with high levels of amyloid in the brain tend to lose more memory than those with less.

Researchers at the University of Washington at St. Louis went on to investigate the APOE gene – a gene involved in cholesterol metabolism. Although everyone has a genetic predisposition, those with a certain APOE gene variant called e4 are 15 times more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease than those who do not. Of the 201 people in the study, the majority of those with the APOE e4 gene had a higher amyloid enzyme than those who did not have any differences. And most importantly those who did not put health and fitness as a priority, i.e., inactive subjects appeared to have a progressive collection of Alzheimer’s inducing amyloid plaque.

This is very different from those who have a genetic predisposition and at least walk, or run 30 minutes 5 times a week. These volunteers had a cohort that compared with those who did not carry the APOE genetic variation.


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