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How Important is Exercise to People Living with Parkinson’s?


How Important is Exercise to People Living with Parkinson’s?

senior exercisingResearch and personal experience continue to show the critical importance of exercise for people with Parkinson’s. Regular physical exercise can improve mobility and coordination, boost your mood, reduce stiffness, minimize soreness and fatigue and may even slow down the progression of Parkinson’s itself.

In this post, we help you explore how to start adding more movement into your daily routine as you learn the many benefits of exercise for people with Parkinson’s.

6 Comments on “How Important is Exercise to People Living with Parkinson’s?

    • William White

      January 22, 2019 at 1:13 pm Reply

      I have been diagnosed about six months ago. So I am just getting started interesting article

      • Melani Dizon

        January 22, 2019 at 3:14 pm Reply

        Hi William – We’re glad you found your way here. And we hope that you find what you need as you begin your journey of living well with Parkinson’s.

    • Tom Moore

      May 21, 2019 at 12:46 pm Reply

      I.m 77, currently living in MN. Moving to Broward county. Parkinson disease seems endemic in my family. Looking for exercise group nearby. Have good result with BIG and LOUD workouts.

      • Melani Dizon

        May 21, 2019 at 1:21 pm Reply

        Hi Tom,

        This might be a good place to start. I bet the people in this group will have lots of recommendations for local exercise classes. Best of luck on your move.

    • Jan William Hunt

      February 3, 2020 at 9:13 pm Reply

      I have just come across an article about Nordic walking as a very good exercise for people with Parkinson’s. Does your organization support this concept?

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