Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Parkinsons Disease Exercise Tips And Benefits

By Thomas McDonald

Parkinsons disease is the degenerative disorder of central nervous system mainly affecting the motor system and gradually developed over time. Symptoms come usually slowly with early ones like these being shaking, rigidity, slowness of movement and difficulty with walking. Behavioral and thinking problems might happen commonly in advance stages such as anxiety, dementia and depression.

This disease have an unknown exact cause but environmental factors and genetics are thought to have an involvement with the development. A cure has not been found for this although initial treatment are there that after a while becomes less effective. Parkinsons disease exercise is a sample of this treatment improving balance, peace of mind and stability.

Their benefits in improving symptoms include improvement of coordination, flexibility, balance, gait and grip when maintained. This can decrease complications and the risks of falls that can worsen conditions when not avoided. Exercises recommended for these are yoga, biking, tai chi and walking on treadmill which help its progression to slow down.

Before you start these activities, remember your safety should be kept first through wearing comfortable shoes and clothing while giving you good support. Ensure that the safety gears you possess are correct for your activity like when cycling having elbow pads, bike helmet and knee pads. Good posture is vital for having good balance while correct alignment makes efficient and stable movement.

Do these exercises when your medicines and medications are properly working and you have rested well. If a particular exercise would cause you pain, stop doing it as every movement should be done to prevent injury by controlling it. Recognize when you feel tired and if one day you overexerted yourself, have a break with your routine the next day to restore and heal your energy.

Perform daily simple stretches and exercises for posture while you avoid to bounce yourself and follow various routine every day that incorporates balance and strength. Aim in doing aerobic activities like biking, walking and swimming three days in a week with twenty minutes each. Try exercise videos and home equipment if getting out will be difficult.

Challenge yourself to keep a high intensity level which for you might not feel hard because each person will feel different. Studies and research have stated that great intensity in longer periods will help you achieve the best results. Although start slowly with one activity in four days of a week and increase it slowly when doing more is possible.

Pick something you enjoy doing because exercising must not be limited to gyms and be a painful slog. Be realistic about your expectations though specially when you previously rarely perform physical activities so start with small bits then increase it slowly. Doing this with loved ones and friends have the additional benefits of fun, accountability and support.

Be consistent by doing this longer continuously because programs which lasts for months would give more benefits compared to those that lasts for some weeks. Being safe is important to avoid injuries which might aggravate your disease. Remember to wear proper gear, warm up, stretch, stop when you feel pain and cool down.

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