Exercise is Medicine. The research is clear, nowhere is this truer than for Parkinson’s Disease. Exercise helps improve the symptoms and slow down the progression of the disease.
As a starting point, the best choice of exercise is the exercise you will do BUT to get the most out of a PD exercise program, you need to incorporate 5 key exercise characteristics.
GlideTrak is an ideal choice for PD exercise because it combines all 5 key exercise characteristics into a single exercise experience we call PD FIT.
Learn more about GlideTrak PD FIT and the 5 keys to an effective PD exercise program.
There are 3 main pathways in the brain to address neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s.
Change brain chemistry
Change brain efficiency
Change functional pathways
Exercise is a particularly effective intervention since it has positive effects on all of these pathways. However not all types of exercise are equally effective at driving these changes. This is where GlideTrak PD Fit comes in.
PD FIT is an acronym for Persistent, Dual Tasking, Forced, Intense/Aerobic, and Task Specific, the 5 key characteristics of exercise that optimizes the benefits.
Having a robust home-based exercise option facilitates staying on top of your exercise needs.
GlideTrak is the only suitable Home-Based Body Support Treadmill on the market
|Glidetrak||Standard Treadmill||Motorized Cycle||Standard Exercycle||Walking||Boxing|
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Frequently Asked Questions
Exercise for Improved Walking
and Balance in PD
Scientists who study stroke and traumatic brain injury have identified four features of exercise that drive neuroplasticity: intensity, specificity, difficulty and complexity.
To explore whether these findings apply to PD, there are investigations into the effect of exercise in two ways. One study was in mice that had been made Parkinsonian.