Tips And Benefits Of Doing Parkinsons Disease Exercise

By Thomas McDonald
Parkinsons disease is the degenerative disorder of central nervous system mainly affecting the motor system and gradually developed over time. Symptoms come usually slowly with early ones like these being shaking, rigidity, slowness of movement and difficulty with walking. Behavioral and thinking problems might happen commonly in advance stages such as anxiety, dementia and depression.

This disease have an unknown exact cause but environmental factors and genetics are thought to have an involvement with the development. A cure has not been found for this although initial treatment are there that after a while becomes less effective. Parkinsons disease exercise is a sample of this treatment improving balance, peace of mind and stability.

Their benefits in improving symptoms include improvement of coordination, flexibility, balance, gait and grip when maintained. This can decrease complications and the risks of falls that can worsen conditions when not avoided. Exercises recommended for these are yoga, biking, tai chi and walking on treadmill which help its progression to slow down.

Before starting these activities, remember to keep yourself safe first by wearing clothing and shoes that are comfortable which gives good support. Be sure to have the correct safety gears for your activity such as bike helmet, knee pads and elbow pads when cycling. Good posture is important for good balance and aligning them correctly makes the movement stable and efficient.

Do these exercises if your medications and medicines are working properly and you have been well rested. If an exercise would particularly cause you pain then stop doing it because every movement must be done in preventing injury with proper control. Recognize the feeling of tiredness and if you ever overexerted for a day, then the next day will be your break for that routine to restore your energy and heal.

Perform posture exercises and simple stretches daily while you avoid bouncing movements and follow a varying everyday routine incorporating balance and strength. Aim three days for aerobic activities like walking, swimming and biking in a week and each being twenty minutes. If getting out would be difficult then home equipment and exercise videos should be tried.

Challenge yourself to keep a high intensity level which for you might not feel hard because each person will feel different. Studies and research have stated that great intensity in longer periods will help you achieve the best results. Although start slowly with one activity in four days of a week and increase it slowly when doing more is possible.

Pick something you enjoy doing because exercising must not be limited to gyms and be a painful slog. Be realistic about your expectations though specially when you previously rarely perform physical activities so start with small bits then increase it slowly. Doing this with loved ones and friends have the additional benefits of fun, accountability and support.

Be consistent by doing this longer continuously because programs which lasts for months would give more benefits compared to those that lasts for some weeks. Being safe is important to avoid injuries which might aggravate your disease. Remember to wear proper gear, warm up, stretch, stop when you feel pain and cool down.

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