Exercise is an important part of healthy living for everyone. For those with Parkinson’s disease (PD), exercise is more than healthy — it is a vital component to maintaining balance, mobility and activities of daily living. Research shows that exercise and physical activity can not only maintain and improve mobility, flexibility and balance but also ease non-motor PD symptoms such as depression or constipation.
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At Home Exercise Routine for Parkinson’s
Below are video examples of a home exercise routine that I use for my Parkinson’s clients. Their routines change from week to week depending on their tremors, rigidity, bradykinesia (slowed movements), and balance issues.
The exercises being demonstrated are walking heel to toe, seated bicep curls, standing front raises, wall push ups, and standing side leg raises. All exercises can be modified to your needs.
1.) Heel Toe Walk
2. Seated Bicep Curls
3.) Standing Front Raises
4.) Wall Push Ups
5.) Standing Side Leg Raises with or without a Band
Exercise is the Secret Ingredient
From personal experience, I have seen how exercise can help clients with Parkinson’s disease or PD. The American College of Sports Medicine recommends 2.5hrs of exercise every week that targets aerobic fitness, strengthening, flexibility, as well as balance, agility and multi-tasking.
If you know someone with Parkinson’s who you think would benefit from these exercises, send them my way. I offer one on one at home personal training or Yoga, you can find all the details and pricing on my website at www.yogaflowandfitness.com
Heather Gruber is the owner of YogaFlow and Fitness. She is a certified ACSM Personal Trainer and 500hr certified Yoga teacher in the Birmingham, Alabama area. If you are interested in learning more about me and personalized at home exercise routines for Parkinson's Disease, you can reach me at www.yogaflowandfitness.com.
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