Parkinson’s disease (PD) can be a daunting diagnosis, but there are many things that can be done to manage the condition and maintain a high quality of life. From the coaching perspective, we understand the limitations that PD can impose, but also believe in the power of commitment. When people with PD commit to a regular exercise regimen, they can experience significant benefits in terms of motor control, balance, and overall well-being. In addition, research has shown that exercise can help to slow the progression of PD.
Stretching, building strength, and agility are all important components of an exercise regimen for people with PD. Stretching helps to improve flexibility and range of motion, which can be helpful in preventing falls. Building strength helps to improve muscle tone and endurance, which can make it easier to perform everyday tasks. Agility training helps to improve balance and coordination, which can help to prevent falls and injuries.