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What Types Of Exercise Or Physical Therapy Activities Do You Do?

What Types Of Exercise Or Physical Therapy Activities Do You Do?

What types exercise do you engage in? Do you feel that exercise helps improve your symptoms? How much or how often?

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

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.

posted over 4 years ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

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.

posted over 4 years ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

I feel the exercise is improving my motor functions and allowing me to fight against parkinsons

posted over 4 years ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

@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.

posted over 4 years ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

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.

posted over 4 years ago
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