The sun is back!
With the good weather comes the resumption of physical activity!
There are multiple functions and benefits of exercise for people living with Parkinson’s disease.
It allows in particular:
- improvement of muscle flexibility, range of motion, coordination, balance, walking, speech and dexterity;
- strength in the extensor muscles, which face others to keep the back straight;
- to act on rigidity and postural problems;
- to reduce fatigability;
- to promote relaxation of the muscles and relieve cramps;
- to act on stress, depression, insomnia, constipation.
Studies also suggest that exercise may slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease.
Consistency is the key to the success of an exercise program. It is desirable to integrate a thirty minutes session every day. If this is too demanding, doing it three times a week is an acceptable compromise. It is also important to include rest periods during a workout so that you do not exceed personal limits and avoid fatigue and pain.
More information by consulting our workbook by clicking here.