Exercise and Parkinson’s – What Type is Best?

Everyone knows by now that exercise and Parkinson’s is a  healthy formula. Exercise helps alleviate the symptoms that are associated with a diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease. I have hosted a series of renown researchers on the Parkinsons Recovery Radio Show over the past five years who have exposed on its benefits and virtues. It is clear you will see improvements in your health on some level when you exercise. Everyone needs to exercise if they are serious about recovery.OK. But …

Let’s get down to practicalities here. What type of exercise is best for people who currently experience Parkinson’s symptoms? Is it aerobic exercise which strengthens the heart and immune system? Or, is it resistance exercise that involves lifting weights? Is it advisable to lift heavier and heavier weights? Or, is exercise that improves balance the best option for people with Parkinson’s symptoms through accessing a modality like Tai Chi or Qigong or dance?

How often should you exercise – every day? Or, every week? Or …? When you really get down to practicalities it gets complicated.

Daniel Corcos, Ph.D., is my guest on the Parkinsons Recovery Radio show this Wednesday (May 22nd). Dr Corcos answers all of these questions and more! After three decades of conducting research on exercise and Parkinson’s he is one man who has the answers to all of these questions.

Listen to the show live Wednesday or listen to the recording later. All of my radio shows from the past five years are archived and free to access at anytime of the day or night. This is one of the many free services that are sponsored by Parkinsons Recovery. The radio show page is:


OK – so you have never liked to exercise? Dr. Corcos has some suggestions for you too!

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


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