Here’s one simple trick to prevent Parkinson’s

Here’s one simple trick to prevent Parkinson’s

A new study has found that you can prevent Parkinson's disease with something simple that everyone should be doing.

Want to prevent Parkinson’s later in life? The doctor says to start moving.

Walking is an effective method to prevent the onset of Parkinson’s disease, as exercise seems to release natural proteins that is referred to as the growth factor, which influences our brain neurons and fortifies them, according to a Miami Herald report.

Dr. Carlos Singer, who is the director of the Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders at the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine, said according to the report that exercise is the “hot topic” in neurology, particularly as it pertains to Parkinson’s disease.

The National Parkinson’s Foundation has partnered with UHealth Fitness and Wellness Center to create a class in Miami for cycling to prevent Parkinson’s, funded by a $22,000 grant that allows patients to take the class for free.

It’s part of a trend in the medical community to promote movement among patients, as well as improve the quality of life for those who already have Parkinson’s. In fact, patients who had Parkinson’s showed in pre and post testing that they felt better and had some improvements in strength, according to the report.

Then there’s the social benefits of exercise, which greatly helps those with Parkinson’s who feel isolated. Exercising in groups helps them experience social benefits that further improves their wellbeing.

Parkinson’s disease is a neurological disorder that affects 1.5 million Americans, based on statistics from the National Parkinson’s Disease Foundation. Parkinson’s is a loss of dopamine neurons in the brain stem, and it results in difficulty in movement and a loss of strength for sufferers. There is currently no cure for the disease, which makes motor skills worse over time.



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