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Walking Works More Magic: This Time With Parkinson’s

Maggie Fox, www.nbcnews.com

Walking can reverse diabetes, lower blood pressure, and help people keep fat off. Now a study shows it can also help against Parkinson’s disease.

Walking is an almost magic elixir, doctors like to say. It can reverse diabetes, lower blood pressure, and help people keep the fat off. Now a study shows it can also help people with Parkinson’s disease.

Parkinson’s patients who walked just three times a week felt less tired, less depressed and they found their Parkinson’s symptoms improved, also.

“The results of our study suggest that walking may provide a safe and easily accessible way of improving the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and improve quality of life,” Dr. Ergun Uc of the University of Iowa and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center of Iowa City, who led the study.  Read more

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