Parkinson’s Disease Exercise Program
Exercise has been proven to help alleviate the symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD). It is one the most important keys to living well with PD. Exercise can improve strength, balance, stability and peace of mind. At the time the physician prescribes medications, exercise should also be prescribed.
There are a variety of exercises that are beneficial for individuals with Parkinson's. No matter what you like to do, the most important key to exercising - keep moving!
Paul Zieger, Yoga Instructor and person with Parkinson’s disease has a slogan,
"When you have Parkinson's, everything is therapy."
What he means is that your activities of daily living--every single one of them--provide you with an opportunity to add a little more grace, a little more strength, a little better body alignment, and a little more safety.
The Parkinson Association of the Rockies offers a variety of exercise and activity classes to help you stay physically and mentally healthy.
To find all available classes, first select a class type from the list below:
Rhythm & Grace Dance for PD® Classes
In Rhythm and Grace dance classes, participants explore movement and music in ways that are enjoyable, stimulating and creative. Dance is appropriate for anyone with PD, no matter how advanced. Dance for PD® a unique collaboration between the Mark Morris Dance Group and the Brooklyn Parkinson Group.
Order a Dance for PD® at Home DVD.
Yoga and Tai Chi
The practice of yoga and Tai Chi can help people with Parkinson’s to improve their strength, balance and stability. The Association offers several yoga classes in Denver and Boulder, CO.
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Other Helpful Exercises:
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Exercise Ideas for People Living with Parkinson’s Disease
An individual with PD walks through daily exercise he has found to be helpful in managing his Parkinson symptoms.
Outdoor Mindset - Outdoor Mindset unites and empowers people affected by neurological challenges through a common passion for the outdoors.
Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center Parkinson’s Programs – BOEC provide unique physical outdoor experiences as well as an opportunity for participants be active, reach personal goals, have fun, connect with others, and enjoy activities that they may be hesitant to participate in after a diagnosis of PD.
Singing - Tremble Clefs Program
Singing has been reported to modestly improve symptoms in people with Parkinson's disease including: motor coordination, speech intelligibility and vocal intensity, emotional functions, activities of daily living, and quality of life. Join one of our Tremble Clefs Classes today!