Brisk Walk Likely To Cut Down Alzheimer's Symptoms

Brisk Walk Likely To Cut Down Alzheimer's SymptomsWhile there is no denial that having brisk walk can keep one physically active, a recent research said that there is a key stress hormone released while one goes for brisk walking, which further helps shoving off Alzheimer's symptoms.

It has been claimed by a team at the University of Nottingham that the stress hormone, CRF (corticotrophin-releasing factor), has the tendency to shield the brain from changes memory face due to the disease. There has been enough buzz over what the possible link between physical and mental activity, but this study published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease has showed how moderate exercise can help one shedding the risk attached with the disease.

It has been seen that Alzheimer patients have reduced levels of the stress hormone, as the hormone players a key role in keeping the brain sharp and active. The research involved blocking the hormone in the brains of mice suffering with a type of Alzheimer's disease, with the administration of an experimental drug. It was later found that the mice could experience reduced anxiety, but its mental reaction when encountered with some tough situation was quite sharp.

`Overall, this research provides further evidence a healthy lifestyle involving exercise slows down the risk of Alzheimer's disease', said Dr Marie-Christine Pardon, of the University of Nottingham.