Dr. Gary Small, a New York Times best-selling author and director of the UCLA Center on Aging, in his book, The Alzheimer’s Prevention Program (Workman Publishing) said he expects an explosion of the brain-robbing disease. He also has some steps people can take to reduce their risks.
The latest report released by the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics shows Americans are living longer. That’s the good news. However, the frequency of age related diseases is also increasing which makes for questionable quality of life for many of those living longer.
TurboCharged was designed to work with the way our bodies work best and by following the program as directed, we believe that most if not all chronic diseases, often categorized as age-related diseases, can be avoided.
According to Dr. Small, age is the number one risk factor for Alzheimer’s. Although genetics are of some importance, with about 20 percent of the population having a known genetic risk, non-genetic factors are more important for the average person than genetics.
What does Dr. Small recommend for Alzheimer’s prevention? “Studies show genetics accounts for a third of what determines how well we age, that two-thirds isn’t genetic. Most of that has to do with lifestyle. We recommend 30 minutes of daily aerobic exercise, a diet with lots of antioxidants — fruits, vegetables, fish, and walnuts along with stress reduction techniques such as yoga and meditation, and activities that encourage brain activity.“
It is important to realize that just because you may have a genetic predisposition for a particular condition does not necessarily mean that it will manifest. Studies continue to show that gene expression is very much influenced by diet, lifestyle and environmental factors. This holds true for all chronic diseases.
If you want to live a long life that keeps you healthy and in good enough shape to enjoy it, you need to take care of yourself. The easiest way we know is to follow the TurboCharged program.
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