Stay Active with our At-Home Exercise Suggestions
Are you unable to access therapies, attend support groups or exercise classes due to the ongoing restrictions? We have some exercises for you, that you can complete despite the current pandemic!
Research has shown that staying active is important for everyone, and exercise is a vital tool in addressing Parkinson’s symptoms. Beats Medical specialise in treating the mobility, speech and fine hand movement symptoms of the condition. Try some of the following activities!
Develop a routine
Staying physically active is important for maintaining the quality of your walk. Get out as often as you can to help maintain your functional mobility. Try to build a routine that works, some people prefer a longer walk, while others prefer more frequent, shorter walks. It’s about finding what’s right for you and what you enjoy.
Practice Good Posture
Correcting posture can help to improve overall mobility, so it’s important to try work on this. Try to practice standing up straight while walking by focusing on a point in front of you. Relax your shoulders and try to get your arms swinging in time with your steps. Remember – opposite arm, opposite leg!
Speech and Communication
Sing in a choir, in the car or in the shower! This allows you to practice breathing and vocal volume. Singing can lift your spirits as well as your voice!
Voice Aerobics is an exercise program focusing on breath support, posture and vocal function techniques, to improve vocal performance. Voice Aerobics is available on DVD for use at home.
Fine Hand Dexterity
Grab your Beats Medical Dexterity Ball
Hold the ball in your palm, squeeze for 2-5 seconds and release. Repeat this exercise 10-12 times on each hand, 2-3 times a week. This will increase your ability to hold objects and help your daily routines.
Place your index finger on the top and your thumb on the bottom of the softball. Pinch as hard as you can and hold for 1-2 seconds. Repeat this exercise with each finger and then move to your other hand. Repeat on each hand 3-5 times. If you don’t have a softball, you can use a clothes peg.
Start by placing your right-hand palm down on a table. Beginning with your thumb, lift each finger slowly off the table, hold it up for 1-2 seconds then slowly bring it back to the table. Repeat the action with the rest of your fingers before moving to the opposite hand. Repeat this exercise 8-10 times on each hand. This can increase the range of motion and flexibility in your fingers.
The Beats Medical Parkinson’s Therapy App
Our tailored therapy tool provides you with daily exercises to work on and target the symptoms of Parkinson’s. All of our exercises are based on clinical treatments, augmenting specialist care.
We offer a 14 day free trial with a dedicated support service. Sign up today and see the benefit for yourself.
Commit to your Parkinson’s today and work on your symptoms consistently!