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Exercise & Living Well

Living well with Parkinson’s

Exercise

Exercise is a part of healthy living for everybody. However, for people living with Parkinson’s exercise should not be optional but essential.

Research data shows that exercise is beneficial for people living with Parkinson’s. It is second only to medication in terms of effectiveness in slowing the progression of the disease.

Exercise can benefit people living with Parkinson’s in two ways:

  1. Symptom ManagementIt improves gait, balance, tremor, flexibility, strength and coordination.
  2. Slowing disease progressionPracticing movement, improves movement slowing symptoms.

Regular exercise has been shown to:

Exercise is crucial for living well with Parkinson’s. Second only to your medication.

It will help you carry out daily activities. Plus, it has the added benefit of keeping your body healthy and potentially free of other issues which may amplify your Parkinson’s.


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