Bike (2)Parkinson’s disease is a movement disorder with symptoms of slowness, rigidity, tremor and changes with walking.

Exercise will improve these symptoms and more.

There are many reasons to exercise:

  • Reduce your movement symptoms
  • Reduce or prevent nonmotor problems
    • Depression
    • Thinking skills
    • Energy
    • Constipation
    • Stamina
    • Self-esteem
  • Prevent or delay future symptoms of disease progression
    • Speech
    • Balance
    • Posture
  • General health and disease prevention
    • Heart disease
    • Diabetes
    • High blood pressure
    • Cancer
    • High Cholesterol
    • Stroke
    • Dementia
  • Neuroplasticity and possible Neuroprotection
    • Neuroplasticity- enhance brain activity and function
    • Neuroprotection- protect volnerable dopamine nerve cells from cell dealth  .

Learn about these topics and more in the blog section. You can also track your exercise activities in:

Monique L. Giroux, MDMonique L. Giroux, MD
Guest Blogger, Former Medical Director of NWPF