New York, March 24: Regular exercise of 150 minutes per week may help people suffering from Parkinson’s disease. Exercise improves movement and health-related issues, a study have showed.
Lead investigator Miriam R. Rafferty from North western University and Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, US, said “We found that people with Parkinson’s disease who maintained exercise 150 minutes per week had a smaller decline in quality of life and mobility over two years compared to people who did not exercise or exercised less.
“People with Parkinson’s should feel empowered to find the type of exercise they enjoy, even those with more advanced symptoms,” Rafferty added.
The study, published in the Journal of Parkinson’s Disease (PD), showed that 30-minute exercise per week improves mobility impairment and health of people which are suffering from advanced form of the disease.
People with severe disability get positive results after making exercise a regular activity.
“The study suggests that people who are not currently achieving recommended levels of exercise could start to exercise today to lessen the declines in quality of life and mobility that can occur with this progressive disease,” Rafferty said.