Tips And Benefits Of Doing Parkinsons Disease Exercise

By Thomas McDonald

Parkinsons disease, a central nervous system degenerative disorder developed for a long time which affects mainly the motor system. Symptoms usually come slowly with the early ones being difficulty with walking, slowness of movement, rigidity, and shaking. Problems in thinking and behavior may happen such as dementia, depression and anxiety being common in advance stages.

This disease has no known exact cause though factors in environment and genetics are believed to have involvement with their development. They have not found a cure for this though there are initial treatment available with their effectiveness becoming less after a while. A sample treatment is the Parkinsons disease exercise which improves stability, balance and peace of mind.

Their benefits for improving symptoms include, when maintained, the improvement of flexibility, gait, grip, coordination and balance. Complications could be decreased with this as well as risks of falling which could worsen conditions if not avoided. Exercises helping to slow down its progression and has been recommended are biking, walking on treadmill, yoga and tai chi.

Before you start these activities, remember your safety should be kept first through wearing comfortable shoes and clothing while giving you good support. Ensure that the safety gears you possess are correct for your activity like when cycling having elbow pads, bike helmet and knee pads. Good posture is vital for having good balance while correct alignment makes efficient and stable movement.

Do these exercises if your medications and medicines are working properly and you have been well rested. If an exercise would particularly cause you pain then stop doing it because every movement must be done in preventing injury with proper control. Recognize the feeling of tiredness and if you ever overexerted for a day, then the next day will be your break for that routine to restore your energy and heal.

Perform simple stretches or posture exercises daily while avoiding to make yourself bounce and follow different routine everyday which incorporates strength and balance. Aim to do aerobic activities such as swimming, biking, and walking three days per week for twenty minutes each. If getting out is hard for you then try home exercise equipment and videos.

Challenge yourself in keeping the intensity level which feels hard for you as this differs for each and every person. Studies have researched that getting the best results is achieved with greater intensity during long periods. Although begin first slowly with one activity for four days per week and slowly increase it as you become capable of doing more.

Pick something you enjoy doing because exercising must not be limited to gyms and be a painful slog. Be realistic about your expectations though specially when you previously rarely perform physical activities so start with small bits then increase it slowly. Doing this with loved ones and friends have the additional benefits of fun, accountability and support.

Be consistent by doing this longer continuously because programs which lasts for months would give more benefits compared to those that lasts for some weeks. Being safe is important to avoid injuries which might aggravate your disease. Remember to wear proper gear, warm up, stretch, stop when you feel pain and cool down.

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