Exercises can redirect the biology of the brain. (John J. Ratey, MD). For the last 5 years exercises have been used as a treatment, particularly on the early stage of disease. Stimulations of the brain by exercising increases amount of connections between brain cells.
FacExer provides an external resistance for face, head and neck muscles workout with the expectation of increasing strength, tone, mass and /or endurance.
Resistance exercise programs may be an effective strategy to delay or reverse functional decline for people with Parkinson's disease (PD). (source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23318666).
According to http://www.parkinson.org/understanding-parkinsons/treatment/Exercise, research from the Parkinson’s Outcomes Project shows that people with Parkinson's who exercise a minimum of 2.5 hours a week experience a slowed decline in quality of life. Establishing early exercise habits is an essential part of overall disease management.
What type of exercise should I do?
To help manage the symptoms of Parkinson’s, be sure your exercise program includes a few key ingredients:
1. Flexibility (stretching) exercises
2. Aerobic activity
3. Resistance training or strengthening exercises
These elements are included in many types of exercise. Biking, running, tai chi, yoga, Pilates, dance, weight training, non-contact boxing, qi gong and more all have been shown to have positive effects on symptoms for people with Parkinson’s.
Researchers in the study mentioned above did not distinguish between what type of exercise participants did and determined that all types of exercise are beneficial. What’s important is to do it, and do it regularly. Find an exercise you like, and stick with it!For more information follow
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