Parkinson’s disease is a progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects your movement and causes a gradual loss of muscle control and the body. It’s a disease that happens slowly over time and can be painful to watch as a loved one goes through this disease. But a new study indicates that there may be a link between exercise and a reduced risk of Parkinson’s.
The study, published in Brain: A Journal of Neurology, included more than 43,000 women and men in Sweden and followed them for more than 12 years. None of the people had the disease at the beginning of the study, but by the end, 300 had been diagnosed with the disorder.
The study saw that those who got more than six hours of physical activity doing things like household tasks and commuting to work had a 43% lower risk of developing Parkinson’s disease than those who only got two hours every week of such activities.
So exercise is not only good for helping our bodies, but it’s also good for prolonging chronic illnesses like Parkinson’s.
Information gathered from WebMD.