Parkinson's Disease Society of the United Kingdom

02/12/2024 | News release | Distributed by Public on 02/12/2024 05:19

Parkinson's UK launches new physical activity fitness videos

Parkinson's UK launches new physical activity fitness videos

12 February 2024

We've launched a series of new physical activity and exercise videos to help more people get active online and live well with Parkinson's.

Working with trained instructors and fitness coaches, the new physical activity videos feature accessible workouts at a high, medium and low intensity to help get more people moving online.

Each video lasts for around 30 minutes and includes warm-ups and cool-downs depending on the level of intensity and the types of activity.

You can try the videos from the comfort of your own home, or with friends and family, but we want as many people living with Parkinson's to take advantage of the new workout videos as possible.

The videos are part of our extensive physical activity playlist available to watch on YouTube. Whether you're active regularly, or you're just getting started, there's always an activity that's right for you.

Why it's important to be active with Parkinson's

Being active when you live with Parkinson's can be one of the best ways to manage the condition and our new videos will give you a step-by-step guide and the best tips for making the most of being active.

Physical activity can have many benefits for your physical and mental wellbeing, and it's important to try and make exercise part of your routine when you live with Parkinson's. Physical activity can also help you to manage problem areas associated with Parkinson's, such as balance, muscle strength and coordination, plus it's a great way to lift your mood.

Exercise can also help improve cardiovascular health, joint flexibility and mobility, sleep patterns, and reduce anxiety.

Our new videos offer an accessible starting point for all ages and abilities to get active. They will show you the most effective workouts to try at every stage of your Parkinson's journey.

You can also find out more about the benefits of physical activity by requesting a free copy of our Being Active with Parkinson's guide.

Watch the latest active videos from Parkinson's UK

You can find a range of physical activity videos, top tips and workout guides on our YouTube channel.