Health Information

Recognize and Prevent Illness with Our Health Blog

We pack Family Physicians Group’s health blog with valuable medical tips and research you can immediately use to improve your health. From disease prevention and symptom recognition to important updates about our medical community, you get the latest wellness information that lets you take charge of your health. 

Regular Exercise Can Prevent Alzheimer

Dr J. Carson Smith, of the University of Maryland discovered that regular exercise can keep dementia away even if it is in your genes based upon a study of men and women in their 60s, 70s and 80s. The latest’s findings found that being active at least three times a week stopped the brain from shrinking even for those at high risks.

The 18-month study tested for the APOE-e4 gene and measured the brain size of research seniors at the start and end of the study. The APOE-e4 is a gene that increases the risk of Alzheimer and is carried in 30% of the population.

More research is needed to determine the exact amount of exercises required to prevent brain shrinkage amongst those individuals with the APOE-e4 gene. Brain shrinkage normally occurs with age, and the hippocampus is the main target for those at genetic risk of dementia. Further research could give doctors a prescribed dosage of exercise for those seniors at the highest risk and who have the APOE-e4 gene.

FPG can help you adopt and maintain positive lifestyle changes, to reduce the risk of brain shrinkage, so you can live a longer, healthier and happier life.

Join Us and Exercise at the FPG Seniors Clubs

We invite you to try our exercise programs at our senior clubs. For more information call 1.866.999.3741 or send us a message, today. We encourage your feedback; please comment below, or you can chat with us on Facebook and Twitter.
Leave a Comment

Leave a Comment