Cycling | Yoga | Tai Chi

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Cycling

“A Cleveland Clinic research study discovered that forced exercise with Theracycle, three times a week for 45 minutes at 80-90RPM, has promises for countering, even delaying the inability to move, and improve mobility caused by the disease.

 

Yoga Therapy

The Michael J Fox Foundation reports:

“Yoga continues to rise in popularity and is cited as a favorite non-medical therapy by many patients living with Parkinson’s disease. Current studies suggest benefits in following areas; Mobility, Balance, Strength, Flexibility, Mood and Sleep.  Also, the use of music with Yoga movements has shown to improve endurance, range of motion, strength, and hand coordination.”

Tai Chi

WebMD reports:

“Tai Chi is a Chinese martial art involving a slow and rhythmic movement that has shown to benefit Parkinson’s patients by improving their body balance and strength. Tai Chi engages both mind and body, helps patients use the undamaged parts of their brain to compensate for the areas that normally control automatic movements such as walking. It’s all about pushing yourself past your limits and reaching that point where you did not think you could reach, you get runners high.  Your neurons start clicking, you get the new cells working, and everything works more effectively.

Researchers don’t know exactly how Tai Chi works to restore balance but they say it may work by literally re-training areas of the brain that control body movements.“

Check your local area health clubs for class schedule.

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