Research out this month is the latest to bolster regular exercise as a way to prevent illness. The long-term study found that the risk of Parkinson’s disease was noticeably lower in women who reported the most physical activity, compared to those who were the most sedentary.
Exercise has proven to be one of the most impactful things you can do to stay healthy throughout any stage of life. Some previous studies have indicated that these benefits extend to preventing Parkinson’s, a neurodegenerative condition that progressively worsens people’s motor function. But, according to the authors of this new study, much of the earlier research has really only seen this protective effect in men, not women.