Aerobic Exercise Could Benefit Patients with Parkinson’s Disease

A recent study led by Dr J. Eric Ahlskog, a neurobiologist at the Mayo Clinic in the US, has found that aerobic exercise (such as using an elliptical trainer or brisk walking) may slow the progression of Parkinson’s Disease.

Researchers have found that aerobic exercise liberates small proteins in the brain which work in a similar way to fertilizer on a lawn. Exercise helps maintain brain connections and counters brain shrinkage and aging caused by Parkinson’s Disease.

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