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For those who can do them, high intensity (aerobic) workouts have been clinically proven beneficial in “slowing down the progression” in people with early/mild PD. These workouts are not “extreme” high intensity – i.e. they are reportedly doable by many PD patients – but can nonetheless have negative side effects, (i.e. potential injury) unless…[Read more]
Hi Anne Marie:
I am a PD runner, but running and biking have the same effect, i.e. high intensity excercise might help “slow the progression”. In my case, I was diagnosed with PD 13 months ago at age 73. My neurologist, who is in a PD Center of Excellence, recommended I start medication (Sinemet) right away, even though my motor control sy…[Read more]
John’s original post is titled “fatigue after exercise” but describes “muscle aches” following exercise. Aren’t these actually two different symptoms? As other replies have also noted, muscle aches caused by excercising can often be cured by stretching excercises under the guidance of a physical therapist.
I have been excercising…[Read more]
I think I might also fit the profile for this thread – ie had a pre-PD history of doing much strenuous excercise and am currently exercising to help slow the progression of symptoms. I was on the cross country team for 4 years in high school (1960 – 1964), plus a physical fitness team that competed in a state-wide Marine Corps contest for hi…[Read more]
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