In Parkinson's disease, the part of the brain that deals with motor function degenerates and people have trouble moving, explains Dr. Andrew Forster, Internal Medicine Physician with Baptist Health Primary Care. Dr. Forster also explains the 3 characteristics of Parkinson's: tremor, bradykinesia and rigidity.
People who exercise, especially as they get into older age, do much better and live much longer than people who don't, affirms Dr. Andrew Forster, Internal Medicine Physician at Baptist Health Primary Care. He affirms It's not necessary to go to the gym, because with a little bit of exercise, during the day, they add up. Running, jogging and walking help strengthen the bones, he says.
Dementia is a natural process which has no cure, says Dr. Andrew Forster, Internal Medicine Physician at Baptist Help Primary Care. Nowadays, it affects the Baby Boomers (the generation born between 1946 and 1964). The specialist recommends consulting with a doctor in case of symptoms that may alert you to this condition.
Dr. Andrew Forster, Internal Medicine Physician at Baptist Health Primary Care, considers physical activity is very important for dementia prevention. He explains regular exercise and social interaction are good for keeping the brain young. The minimum weekly exercise recommendations are 2 Â½ hours of moderate aerobic activity and 1 Â¼ hours of vigorous activity. “If you can do more, that's great," the doctor says.
Dr. Andrew Forster, Internal Medicine Physician at Baptist Help Primary Care, says that the baby boy born today can expect to live up to 78 years old in the US. In the 60s, the life expectancy was up to 70s. Life expectancy means how long people would be expected to live, the specialist explains and adds that Japan is in the first place for life expectancy. “Probably due to their diet, not smoking and family support. It's not uncommon these people live into their 90s and even hundred."