We all know how terrible dementia/Alzheimer's is.
And we also know that because of how bad it is, you would probably do anything to eliminate the risk of getting it.
So today, we will share with you a way to reduce the risk of Alzheimer's by a third. You will probably be amazed by how simple it is!
According to new research, a brisk daily walk might reduce your risk of dementia by one-third.
Keeping active throughout middle age may be the key to avoiding Alzheimer's.
According to research at the Washington VA Medical Center, people who maintained a reasonable fitness level were 33% less likely to get the condition.
Even a half-hour walk five days a week or a 15-minute walk every day might reduce the risk.
"Interesting result of this study is that as people's physical activity increased, their risk of Alzheimer's disease declined. It was not an all-or-nothing scenario," author Dr. Edward Zamrini stated.
"As a result, people may strive toward making gradual adjustments and gains in their physical fitness, which should be connected with a reduction in their risk of Alzheimer's years later."
"The concept that you may lower your chance of Alzheimer's disease by increasing your exercise is quite intriguing. Especially because no effective medications prevent or slow the illness's course."
"We plan to establish a simple, personalized scale so that individuals can recognize the benefits that even little changes in fitness may provide."
The research included 649,605 military veterans.
Their mean age was 61, and when they began the study, none had Alzheimer's disease.
After being separated into five groups depending on fitness, the group was observed for nine years.
Participants' fitness levels were determined based on their performance on a treadmill test.
Middle-aged and older individuals can acquire the best fitness by walking briskly most days for two and a half hours or more each week.
The least fit group acquired Alzheimer's at a rate of 9.5 cases per 1,000 individuals. In contrast, the fittest group got it at a rate of 6.4 cases per 1,000 individuals.
Individuals account for the number of participants in a study and the length of time spent on the study.
Dementia is a broad word that refers to the decline in a person's mental abilities.
It is an umbrella word because there are several kinds of the illness.
Alzheimer's disease, the most prevalent type of dementia, is one of them.
Because it accounts for 60-80 percent of dementia cases, the terms are sometimes used interchangeably.
This article was initially published in The Sun, and all credits go to them.