Why It Matters
People who participate in exercise notice their symptoms improve just like if they had taken an extra dose of medication.
When people with PD exercise 150 minutes per week, research shows they can slow the progression of their disease.
On their own, many people stop exercising after 30 days, but people who engage in peer mentorship and accountability groups are shown to continue to exercise and use healthy habits despite challenges.
Belonging to a community has been shown to ease loneliness, which has been shown to be the #1 cause of disease progression.