I think physical activity for PD patients should be considered as a form of treatment.( of course it needs to be combined with the pharmaceutical treatment too)Numerous studies have shown the positive impact,the benefits of physical activity in alleviating PD symptoms.As for myself, it has greatly helped me in managing my symptoms.I have noticed less rigidity,less stiffness.I have gained mobility and strength.I feel better.
I agree. Exercise (even if done for only half an hour a day) makes a huge difference in flexibility and strength. It also improves mood. I received a Fitbit tracker for Christmas and it is fun to set personal challenges for myself. I have a already progressed from walking only about 600 steps a day to over 2500!
Definitely!! Daily! If I need to take a nap, it has to be short. If I sleep longer I wake up even more stiff and rigid. I think that one of the best exercises is yoga. It really does help keep me limber, centered, calmed and balanced.
My Physical Therapist also introduced me to the LSVT Big program, which I do everyday. Well, almost everyday! It's a series of exaggerated movements that helps me feel stronger and more balanced.
And drink more water! Medications can cause so many side effects, including dehydration!
Fortunately I was an iron pumping for many prior to my diagnosis so regular consistent exercise was a part of my DNA now stationary bike and aquacise 5 days per week
I definitely agree gym 5 days a week aquacise
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