It’s not easy facing the symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease (PD). Exercise is essential for the well-being of individuals who have PD: recent research shows that exercise not only benefits your physical and psychological health but may actually slow, halt or even reverse the progression of Parkinson’s disease. The earlier that exercise is begun after diagnosis, the better the results.
Parkinson’s specific exercises address common symptoms of PD such as gait problems, rigidity/stiffness, tremors, freezing posture, balance, depression, stress, and falls. Flexibility and mobility will improve. Regular exercise provides a sense of accomplishment and an increased confidence in the ability to perform daily activities that may otherwise present a problem to those with PD. Simply put, targeted, PD- specific exercise will improve your quality of life!