Looking for a new exercise venue that is fun and has the potential to offer sustained relief from the symptoms of Parkinson’s? Brad has a novel suggestion that works for him: table tennis.
I wanted to mention a new idea for Parkinson’s Disease exercise: table tennis. I am talking serious, competitive table tennis. I have not played for 25 years, but I just spent 3 hours playing with NO symptoms (I have not medicated for a few days). I’m pretty rusty, but I was able to execute high-speed movements, with eye-hand coordination, and no tremor for the duration. Also, this level of play works up a pretty good sweat and cardio rate.
Robert Rodgers, Ph.D.