Can I reduce my risk?
Research into the causes of Parkinson’s is ongoing but evidence does suggest you can reduce your risk by making healthy lifestyle decisions.
Several prospective studies that followed tens of thousands of people for many years have shown a correlation between exercise earlier in life and a reduced chance of developing Parkinson’s later on.
Exercising in your 30s and 40s — decades before Parkinson’s typically occurs — may reduce the risk of getting Parkinson’s disease by about 30 percent, reports the Harvard Health Letter.
Dr. Edward Wolpow, a neurologist at Harvard-affiliated Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, Mass., and a member of the Health Letter’s editorial board, urged his patients with early Parkinson’s to work on building up their strength, balance, and endurance, “because they will be needed later on.”
Published at Wed, 09 Sep 2020 11:25:00 +0000