Physical Activity Helps Parkinson Disease Patients

A recent study involving patients with Parkinson disease (PD) randomly assigned participants to three types of exercise, three times per week, for three months: treadmill training at lower intensities for 50 minutes, higher intensities for 30 minutes, and stretching plus resistance training. All three groups achieved significantly improved gait speed, but those in the lower-intensity, longer duration group improved the most. More research is needed to determine how best to administer exercise and at what dose.

PositiveTip: Evidence continues to expand: exercise is helpful in managing many diseases. Are you getting yours?