Best Exercise for Parkinson’s Disease

What is the Best Exercise for Parkinson’s Disease?

Everyone by now has heard that exercise provides welcome relief from many of the symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease.  Most people want to know more. What is the best exercise for Parkinson’s disease? Is it aerobics which involves activities like spinning, running on a treadmill or a track? Is it resistance exercise through lifting heavier and heavier weights? Is it Tai Chi or Qigong which improves balance?

I am out of breath just listing the choices and I am just sitting right now! To make the decisions even more challenging, how much of each type of exercise should you do every week?

This week’s guest on  my radio show was Dr. Daniel Corcos has seasoned answers to these questions. Dr. Corcos has studied the impact of exercise on the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease for the past several decades. He recommends that doing all three types of exercise during the week will yield the most impressive results.

Yes, it takes a little extra time every week. Yes, it can be  tiring. And yes, it will help you feel a lot better. The recent study just published by Dr. Corcos reports a dazzling improvement in symptoms as a result of resistance exercise.

I encourage everyone to take 45 minutes out of your week to hear my radio show interview with Dr. Corcos:  www.blogtalkradio.com/parkinsons-recovery

Exciting Research Opportunity

During my radio show this week Dr. Corcos announced an exciting opportunity for people to participate in a research study which will evaluate the effects of exercise on Parkinson’s symptoms. He is recruiting volunteers who have never taken medications that happen to live in Chicago, Pittsburgh or Denver. Please help us spread the word. This is a spectacular opportunity for people to help themselves as well as others who currently experience the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.

Contact Dr. Corsos to apply: Daniel Corcos [dcorcos@uic.edu]

Robert Rodgers, Ph.D.
Road to Recovery from Parkinsons Disease
www.parkinsonsdisease.me
Olympia, Washington

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