Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disease of the brain that affects about 1.2 million people in the United States, with about 60,000 new patients diagnosed every year.

A regimen of intense exercise has been shown to be very beneficial, positively influencing many aspects of the disease. Studies have shown that various forms of exercise may reduce falls and associated injuries/fractures, slow the progression of the disease and even delay the onset of symptoms. Exercise may also positively affect various non-motor aspects of the disease including depression, anxiety and sleep.

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