Exercise preferences in Parkinson’s disease

How can additional exercise be implemented best?

People suffering from Parkinson's disease (PD) present with motor symptoms such as impaired gait, balance and freezing of gait, as well as with a variety of non-motor symptoms, most commonly cognitive decline and depression.

Strong evidence supports the benefits of exercise for people with PD by decreasing both motor and non-motor symptoms, improving quality of life and reducing the risk of falls.

Preliminary evidence indicates that aerobic exercise can also induce neuroplasticity, delay disease progression, reduce depressive symptoms and improve cognition.


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