Common Questions

Should Patients with Parkinson's exercise?

Categories : Exercise

Yes, exercise improves quality of life.

Exercise cannot cure Parkinson’s disease but there is evidence that it may protect against Parkinson’s disease developing, [1] and that it can help with some of the movement problems associated with the disease, such as balance and muscle strength. [2] As well as improving an individual’s physical well-being, exercise also improves an individual’s mental state, helping to alleviate stress and feelings of depression.[1] There is evidence that walking or running is beneficial [3] and very recently a study found that Tai Chi can help by improving strength and balance, preventing falls and improving mobility.[4]


date of preparation February 2020

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