Alzheimer’s Disease - Start Exercising Early to Beat the Disease

Posted by Sam John Xavier on Tue, Jan 16, 2018  
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Alzheimer’s Disease Start Exercising Early to Beat the Disease In the name of modernity we tend to stray from the pattern of a healthy lifestyle, which in turn leads to many health complications and diseases. But there are some ailments like Alzheimer's disease that occur because of a combo of genetic factors and other influences such as environment and lifestyle. However, it comes as a surprise that we can actually prevent and reduce the risk of Alzheimer's onset by simple but highly effective lifestyle changes. Read on to find out how you can lessen the risk of getting affected by Alzheimer's.

Exercising on a regular basis can prevent the onset of the disease and reduce the severity of the symptoms if the disease has already affected you. Alzheimer's is a brain related disease and exercise is known to pump oxygen into the brain and keep it refreshed. Research has also shown that exercise can stimulate the brain’s ability and keep you mentally active. Exercises that involve maintaining balance like Yoga, Tai Chi will keep you agile and physically active and mentally awake. Doing regular exercises will not only keep Alzheimer's at bay but also keep you physically fit and healthy.

With the advent of social media, real life social interactions have come down, whilst the virtual interaction has increased. There is a popular saying “No man is an island.” Most of us know that we don’t enjoy being on our own, all the time without a healthy companionship and that it takes a toll on our mind and body. Being socially active, by which I mean regular face to face interactions, meeting people even as we get older and not being socially active on those so called “social media platforms” will keep us safe from Alzheimer’s disease and also keep us cheerful in a large social circle.

When we lead an active social life, it would pave the way to reach out to many new people and thereby enable us to do new things too, which will definitely keep us mentally and physically fit. Being so, will enable us to ward off Alzheimer's disease.

The most common health habits to keep fit and be protected from any ailment including Alzheimer's are to get some good sleep and follow a healthy diet. Following a healthy diet, which is low on sugary foods and refined carbs like white rice, white flour and white sugar, is highly recommended for good health. Foods which are processed and packed many contain high sugar which should also be cut down. The best option is to include a lot of fruits and vegetables, especially green leafy vegetables in your regular diet, so as to maximize the intake of nutrients such as vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

To ensure that you are taking in healthy food, please cook more often at home, so that you can consume more accordingly to your diet preferences.

It is also necessary that you get some good sleep, make sure that you follow a scheduled pattern of sleep which will go a long way in maintaining proper health. Uninterrupted sleep daily will kick out the toxins from your body and help you get rid of the tiredness and fatigue. Sleeping properly daily will not only help you give your body the much needed rest but also help you to ward off serious ailments. .

Alzheimer's is a debilitating disease. Start exercising and eating healthy while you are still young to beat the disease.


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