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What should you keep in mind when exercising if you have Parkinson's disease?

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Here are some tips to keep in mind:

  • Warm up before beginning your exercise routine and cool down at the end.
  • Work out in a safe environment; avoid slippery floors, poor lighting, throw rugs, and other potential dangers.
  • If you have a hard time balancing, exercise within reach of a grab bar or rail. If you have trouble standing or getting up, try exercising in bed rather than on the floor or an exercise mat.
  • If at any time you feel sick or you begin to hurt, stop.

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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