Exercise is one of the most effective ways to manage Parkinson’s disease and to lessen the magnitude of its symptoms.
This new Ask the MD video from the Michael J Fox Foundation outlines the ways in which exercise can help anyone at any stage of Parkinson’s disease.
Dr Dolhun explains that dance can help with coordination issues, and yoga and tai chi are great for postural instability and loss of balance. She adds that whether it’s cycling, golfing, swimming, boxing, or anything else, if you enjoy it and feel safe while doing it, you’re more likely to stick to it and see a greater improvement in your quality of life. The best plan is to work with your doctor and a physical therapist to devise an exercise routine that works for you.
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