Exercises for people with Parkinson’s

The benefits of exercise for people with Parkinson’s have been documented in countless studies. Here are some easy and fun exercises to keep you moving.

1. No Money Stretch

Start with your hands out at waist level, palms flat, and slowly bring them out so your arms are in line with your hips. This exercise helps to maintain movement at the shoulders and strengthen the muscles at the back of the shoulders which can become weak with poor posture.

2. Shoulder Shrug

Start with hands down by your side and raise your shoulders up and hold for 2 seconds and bring them back down.

3. March in place

Start by standing straight and bring your knee up towards your chest while simultaneously bring the opposite hand up. Then bring both back down and switch sides. If you find this difficult, start nice and slow. Don’t raise your knee too high to begin with, you can build it up over time.

4. Going for a walk

It may sound obvious, but getting out for a walk can really help. Whether it’s inside or outside, it’s good to keep moving and a walk is a great way to do so. You could also ask a loved one to go for a walk with you, and why not incorporate the Beats Medical app into your walk to help improve the quality of your walking.