VIDEO: 5 exercises to improve Parkinson’s symptoms

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Author: Patrick LoSassoPublished: 3 December 2015

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Strength and conditioning specialist Patrick LoSasso leads you through 5 exercises that could improve your Parkinson’s disease symptoms

The benefits of exercise for reducing Parkinson’s disease symptoms has been validated in countless studies and is proven to improve both motor and non-motor symptoms.

The purpose of this article and accompanying video is to show you that you can feel better, almost immediately, performing the right exercises.

The step-by-step video below guides you through five (plus a bonus) exercises designed to address Parkinson’s symptoms.

*Before you begin any exercise programme, be sure to consult with your doctor or medical professional to make sure exercise is appropriate for you.

  1. No Money Stretch
  2. Reach, Sweep and Turn
  3. Shoulder Shrug
  4. March in Place
  5. Triple Extension Squat

Bonus exercise:
The CNS Spine and Shoulder Sweep


For more exercises from Patrick, go to his website

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