Exercise for Parkinson’s Disease

Exercise is one of the most powerful treatments for Parkinson’s!

Did you know that exercise can actually change the brain and have a positive impact on Parkinson’s symptoms? Research from the Parkinson’s Outcomes Project, the largest-ever clinical study of Parkinson’s found that people with Parkinson’s Disease who engaged in at least 2.5 hours of exercise a week had a better quality of life than those who didn’t exercise at all or started exercising later.

Regular exercise is considered as medication by many people with Parkinson’s. In fact, people, particularly those with Young Onset Parkinson’s, are increasingly opting against taking Parkinson’s drugs, preferring to fight Parkinson’s naturally. Regular exercise can slow down the progression of Parkinson’s, reverse Parkinson’s symptoms and is great for physical and mental well-being, thus improving quality of life.

Parkinson’s Care and Support UK provides exercise classes all around UK for those living with Parkinson’s. These classes are run by our Parkinson’s Specialist Instructors and are free for anyone affected by the condition. Carers are welcome too.

Exercise for Parkinson’s

We have a variety of exercise classes including Tai Chi, Yoga, Qi-Gong, Move & Shout, Chair based classes, Boxercise and Dance and that are suitable for different fitness levels and mobility. Our classes use a combination specific techniques designed to stimulate dopamine production, increase mobility, flexibility, strength and balance.

Don’t forget that exercise classes also provide a good opportunity to socialise with members of the Parkinson’s community, so you don’t have to go through living with the condition alone.

If you would like more information on exercise classes in your area, please email exercise@parkinsonscare.org.uk

Please remember that our exercise classes are funded by you! Your generosity means that we can roll out more classes across the UK and improve the lives of more people with Parkinson’s.

Donate to our Parkinson’s Specialist Exercise Classes