Exercise is a great way to burn off anxious energy and can be a great treatment for anxiety. Sadly, being depressed can leave you feeling low in energy, which might put you off being more active. It is important to try and give exercising a chance if you are suffering from depression. Ask family or friends to work out with you or join one of our Parkinson’s Specialist exercise classes for support and motivation. Regular exercise can boost your mood if you have depression and it is especially useful for people with mild to moderate depression.
It is encouraged that people with Parkinson’s exercise for at least 30 minutes a day, 5 times a week to improve both motor and non-motor symptoms. Sticking to an exercise routine can help to alleviate depression.