Exercise Element #1

Sometimes reading through what you should be doing and knowing how to put it Into practice can be two very different things. John just asked me what I was listening to… and I responded “watching someone doing exercises on youtube.” Even if I KNOW exercise is key.. I’m reminded of the saying… ‘I love work, I can watch it all day.’

[I NEEDED THIS pep talk by Sarah of Invigorated.]

It’s as important if not more important than taking your medication. You wouldn’t miss a dose of your medication, and you should prioritize exercise the same way. Medication helps with symptoms in the short-term, but exercise is the only treatment method shown to improve symptoms for the long term.

When you use BIG movements, you’re working specifically to counteract the small, slow movements that come with reduced levels of dopamine. Consciously retraining your brain in large ranges of motion starts to create new movement patterns and changes the way your brain sends signals to your body. This is called neuroplasticity and requires lots of practice, practice, practice!

Element # 1: BIG, POWERFUL MOVEMENTS

When you use these types of movements, your working specifically to counteract the small, slow movements that come with reduced levels of dopamine. 

Make your movements big and powerful:

Remember: Information is great, but to get results you have to take action!

KNEELING EXERCISES:

Remember: You significantly increase the power of your body’s dopamine when you exercise effectively! So, get out there and get moving! 

Author: suerosier

In May of 2018, I was diagnosed with Parkinson's. After researching, I believe the symptoms began to manifest themselves years prior to last year. The purpose for my blog is to share what I have learned (with an index) to save others time as they seek for answers about, symptoms, therapies [and alternative things to try], tools I use, Parkinsonisms, recipes, strategies, clinical studies, words of encouragement or just enjoy the photos or humor.

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