Parkinsons Disease Exercise Tips And Benefits

By Thomas McDonald

Parkinsons diseases, a degenerative disorder in central nervous system develop gradually over time and affects the motor system mainly. Symptoms come slowly usually with these early ones being slowness of movement, shaking, difficulty with walking and rigidity. Problems in behavior and thinking may happen like depression, anxiety and dementia in advance stages being common.

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 include improvement of symptoms and their gait, coordination, grip, flexibility and balance when maintained. This could decrease complications and risks of falls which can worsen the condition if not avoided. Recommended exercises for these are tai chi, yoga, walking on treadmill and biking that will help slow its progression.

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 when your medicines and medications are properly working and you have rested well. If a particular exercise would cause you pain, stop doing it as every movement should be done to prevent injury by controlling it. Recognize when you feel tired and if one day you overexerted yourself, have a break with your routine the next day to restore and heal your energy.

Perform posture exercises and simple stretches daily while you avoid bouncing movements and follow a varying everyday routine incorporating balance and strength. Aim three days for aerobic activities like walking, swimming and biking in a week and each being twenty minutes. If getting out would be difficult then home equipment and exercise videos should be tried.

Challenge yourself to keep a high intensity level which for you might not feel hard because each person will feel different. Studies and research have stated that great intensity in longer periods will help you achieve the best results. Although start slowly with one activity in four days of a week and increase it slowly when doing more is possible.

Pick something that you like doing as exercising should not become something painfully sluggish and limited to gyms. Be realistic though with your expectations particularly when you barely do physical activities previously so begin with small bits first then slowly increase it. Doing this with friends and loved ones together have added benefits of support, fun and accountability.

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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