The findings are based on a study of approximately 80,000 people in the U.K. over several years. A higher number of steps was associated with lower risk of dementia. People that walked 9800 steps (about 4-5 miles) had a 50% lower risk. I think there are many other factors that need to be observed over a longer period of time, and I am cautiously optimistic about correlating this data with a reduction in dementia.
However, there definitely seems to be a benefit to intentionally walking every day. My grandma’s advice: get off the couch, “you’ve got to keep it moving!“
Is the second most common form of dementia after Alzheimer’s Disease, it’s a brain disorder that results in irreversible cognitive decline and movement problems similar to Parkinson’s disease.
Lewy bodies are an alpha-synuclein protein that develops in area of the brain that effects thinking and motor control. As the synuclein proteins build up it effects the brain, memory, thinking skills, movement, mood and behavior. This protein is also found in the Alzheimer brains. Which makes it difficult to diagnose it.
The biggest risk factor is in the ages of 50 to 85 years. Genetics also are a contributing factor. besides walking other exercise would be physical therapy-weight training, cardiovascular training, stretching, and balancing exercises can help improve mood and some motor symptoms. Will reduce the risk of dementia and other related diseases
All in all, the more active we are the better we are.
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