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Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder, which is a disease that is characterised by a gradual deterioration or damage to cells and nervous system connections.

Parkinson's program

Fava beans, also known as broad beans, are large lumpy green pods containing green beans with a tough outer skin. The consumption of fava beans has shown to improve motor performance, reduce dyskinesia, lengthen “ON” periods and reduce “OFF” periods.

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The process of walking can be challenging and at times very frustrating for people with Parkinson’s disease. The process of walking can be challenging and at times very frustrating for people with Parkinson’s disease.

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Among the many different types of exercise, high-intensity interval training (HIIT) has been suggested to be even more beneficial for PD compared to moderate intensity training. But firstly, we must ask, what is HIIT?

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Having a sound level of balance is important to perform daily activities of living. Approximately 45-68% of those with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) fall each year. Studies show that balance training improves not only balance, but also gait, for those living with PD.

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Falls are a common complication of Parkinson’s Disease (PD). The main concern with falls is the subsequent potential for major injury. It is very important to minimise the risk of falling in PD as much as possible. 

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Evidence has shown that participation in resistance training can have a positive impact on PD. There is a lot of evidence for the benefits of resistance training on PD by improving physical and muscular outcomes!

Swimming Together

Aquatic exercise has been shown to improve motor impairments, balance ability, and quality of life in people with Parkinson’s Disease (PD). However, recent evidence has shown that the swimming ability in people with PD may be impaired.

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Hypertension is defined as having raised or high blood pressure, where the blood vessels in our body have persistent raised pressure. Studies show that hypertension is the second most common comorbidity for those with Parkinson’s disease.

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If you're experiencing apathy, you may feel a lack of interest, motivation or importance for things, people or events around you, a feeling like you just don't care. While this can be a symptom of mental health, it can also be a symptom of Parkinson's disease.

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The process of walking can be challenging and at times very frustrating for people with Parkinson’s disease. It is important to not let your Parkinson’s disease hinder your physical activity.

Physically challenged Driver

When driving with Parkinson's it can be difficult to react, turn the wheel, accelerate and brake. Slowed movement can impair the ability to quickly react to sudden road hazards.

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Learning to live with Parkinson’s disease can be one of the most difficult challenges you will face, but overcoming this barrier will help you maintain your independence and enjoy life.