Exercise and PD

Research studies continue to show that the best prescription for a Parkinson’s Disease diagnosis is exercise.   And recent studies are showing that High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is a needed component to your exercise plan.  In the table below are links to just a few of the many articles supporting the benefits of exercise for PD. And if you need more convincing, click here for a Google Scholar query for Exercise and Parkinson’s Disease resulting in over 248,000 hits.

DateLinkDescription
2023What type of exercise is best for Parkinson’s?Video by Prof Bas Bloom MD, PHD on the need for exercise to delay PD progression
2022

How to exercise to improve PD Symptoms

Excellent article regarding the benefits of ‘forced exercise”  If you only have time to read one article, the is the one to read first.
 2019Pushing the Pedal on ResearchPost on the Davis Phinney Foundation Website
2016Effect of Aerobic Training on Parkinson’sPost on the Davis Phinney Foundation Website
2019Effect of community based Cycling class for slowing PDDavis Phinney Website, new study following up on original study by Dr Alberts
2017How a Bicycle Ride led to Ground Breaking Parkinson’s ResearchDavis Phinney website post on the project that started it all!
2016Exercise is Medicine for the BrainPost by Dr Jay Alberts on Davis Phineey Website
2018HIIT Exercise Slows Progression of PDResearch Results –  from Davis Phinney Foundation Website
2018Exercise can raise BDNF levels and alleviate Depression in PD PatientsLink to news release
2015

Dynamic High-Cadence Cycling Improves Motor Symptoms in Parkinson’s Disease

Link to study results

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