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Exercise is good for you. It’s especially good for you if you have Parkinson’s.
Whether you have Parkinson’s or live with someone who does, there is no one-size-fits-all approach. With Parkinson’s, the best exercise depends on the way it affects you. But the message is the same for everyone – go for it!
Here are 3 things that the national charity, Parkinson’s UK know about exercise and Parkinson’s:
- Doing 2.5 hours of exercise throughout the week can slow the progression of your symptoms.
- Exercise can help you manage physical symptoms and other symptoms such as sleep problems, fatigue, mood and mental health.
- Exercise can be as important as your medication to help you take control and manage your symptoms.
Whether you exercise at home or in a more formal setting like a group exercise class, keeping active is important for your physical and mental wellbeing.
From chair-based aerobics to balance exercises, Parkinson’s UK have brought together a range of video workouts you can do from the comfort of your own home:
If you’d rather venture out and attend a Parkinson’s group exercise class, you’ll find a wide range of exercise classes across Kent. Some of these activities are run by Parkinson’s UK, others are run by external organisations and people with Parkinson’s have recommended them to Parkinson’s UK.
Parkinson’s Care & Support UK also have a variety of online exercise classes with multiple ways in which you can access and get involved.