What types exercise do you engage in? Do you feel that exercise helps improve your symptoms? How much or how often?
I also find pleasure in crafting with pallets. I feel so much better while doing it. I recently took a flag to a MDS at UPMC where I was in a2.5 year study for non motor symptoms. He told me that they have done studies that show when we are creative our symptoms decrease. So I refer to my crafting as therapy.
I ride my stationary bike daily, use the pool three times a week and I am always puttering. check out MJFox's cite on how people who putter do better. I laugh because my husband always said sit down and rest. I would say I need to move, I am just puttering. Here there was a valid method for my madness.
I feel the exercise is improving my motor functions and allowing me to fight against parkinsons
@Nadine, I am also in perpetual motion. Even when I sit and watch my favorite shows on TV, I am always doing something while watching. Then I get up and do another quick activity until the show comes back on. Glad to hear someone else is a "jitterbug" like me.
Besides my PD meds, I believe exercise has played a major role in controlling my symptoms. Although I was diagnosed 9 years ago, I continue to exercise by walking, Line Dancing and taking Zumba Gold (for seniors) and Chair Yoga. In the summer, I enjoy swimming. I think any exercise that you'll stick with is the best choice,
And BTW @A MyParkinsonsTeam Member, you are a wealth of information regarding all aspects of PD. I look forward to reading your answers on many different topics.