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How can exercise help you manage Parkinson's disease?

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Parkinson's disease affects your ability to move, but exercise can help to keep muscles strong and improve flexibility and mobility. Exercise will not stop Parkinson's disease from progressing; but, it will improve your balance and it can prevent joint stiffening.

From: Exercise and Parkinson's Disease WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Parkinson's Disease: Hope Through Research."

National Parkinson Foundation: "Exercise Tips."

National Parkinson Foundation: "Fitness and Flexibility: The Role of Exercise in PD Management."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on March 05, 2019

SOURCES:

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Parkinson's Disease: Hope Through Research."

National Parkinson Foundation: "Exercise Tips."

National Parkinson Foundation: "Fitness and Flexibility: The Role of Exercise in PD Management."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on March 05, 2019

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