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  • #14010
     Forum Moderator 
    Keymaster

    Click here to read about the benefits of safe and consistent exercise routines for people with Parkinson’s.

    Do you exercise regularly? Do you enjoy it and do you find it helps with your PD symptoms?

  • #14667
     Shanthipriya Siva 
    Participant

    Yes a combination of

    endurance exercises –  walking jogging cycling boxing

    balance and flexibility-  taichi,yoga

    strengthening – weight training 3 days a week

    exercising more than 150 minutes a week delays progression

    move more more dopamine

    • #14668
       Jean Mellano 
      Keymaster

      Shanthipriya Siva, I wholeheartedly agree; exercise is our best weapon for fighting this disease.

  • #14711
     Marcus Sutherland 
    Participant

    I go to planet fitness every other day. Strength training and arc trainer. I notice a big difference afterwards.

  • #14713
     Jean Mellano 
    Keymaster

    marcus, does fatigue or lack of motivation ever interfere with you going to gym?

  • #14895
     Bob Hodgson 
    Participant

    I have been a regular exerciser for most of my life so post diagnosis I have tried to keep my schedule the same. I consider exercise as part of my recovery process. When I lack motivation I remind myself that my exercise is my “medicine” which makes me feel better.

    I have a movement disorder which requires me to move!!

  • #15542
     Sanjeev Kumar 
    Participant

    There are various exercises you will be introduced to when you visit any particular gym that are focused on helping you shed extra weight as well as keep fit. These exercises will include lifting of weight, exercises on the multi-gym among others. Most of these facilities have an instructor who helps you train and one of the tools of their trade is music.

    • #15550
       Jean Mellano 
      Keymaster

      thank you sanjeev for your comments.  if one can find a personal trainer or physical therapist who is trained in dealing with PD patients, even better!

  • #16069
     Shirley Cypher 
    Participant

    My husband has advanced stage PK trouble walking, talking, memory(sound familiar?) We go to MOG (Medically Oriented Gym).  Most of them are in the eastern US but we are fortunate to have the only one in Idaho in Twin Falls.  We go 3 times a week.  Joe basically has a personal trainer who has physical therapy background and the Therapy group CPR who runs the MOG has a Parkinson’s specialest.  They set up a unique routine to meet his needs.  With MOG we can go as often as we want to for a set price.  Really notice the difference if we miss a couple of times in a row.  Also bought an upright walker for when we need to walk very far like grocery store or Costco.  It seems to carry over to improved (temporary) walking around the house.

    • #16075
       Jean Mellano 
      Keymaster

      shirley, a PT or trainer versed in PD patients is ideal.  exercise is so so important.  if we dont use it, we lose it 🙁

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