The Benefits of Working With a Parkinson’s Exercise Trainer

What if there was an easy way to get relief from Parkinson’s Disease?

Many with this condition get relief every day from the right Parkinson’s exercise routine. But if you don’t know what you are doing, this routine could end up making you feel worse instead of better.

The secret to relief is working with a Parkinson’s exercise trainer. Keep reading to discover the many benefits of working with such a trainer each week!

Why Is Parkinson’s Exercise So Important?

Our guide is going to walk you through the different benefits of working with a Parkinson’s exercise trainer. Before we go any further, though, we need to answer a basic question: why are these exercises so important in the first place?

The short answer is that if you have Parkinson’s, these exercises are good for both your body and mind. With the help of the right Parkinson’s trainer, you can slow the progress of the disease while also helping to protect your mind.

And the net result of all this is that you will be able to enjoy more activities each and every day. In other words, these exercises can help you take back control of your life!

Mental Benefits of These Exercises

While you are probably used to the idea of exercise improving your body, you may be wondering how a Parkinson’s specific trainer can help improve your body. How, exactly, does this process work?

Basically, regular exercise helps your brain use the dopamine it receives in a more efficient way. In turn, this more efficient use of dopamine helps to protect parts of your brain from being damaged by Parkinson’s.

This is the key to slowing the progress of the disease within your body. While these exercises can provide additional stability and mobility to your body, they also help to protect your brain from further harm.

Other Surprising Benefits of These Exercises

We have talked about the general benefits that exercising with a trainer can provide to your body and mind. But there are other surprising benefits that may greatly improve your quality of life.

For example, these exercises can help you ward off fatigue during the day, giving you more energy to do the things you want to do. And they can help you get more sleep at night, making tossing and turning in frustration a thing of the past.

Additionally, such exercises can also improve digestive health. When you don’t have to worry about things like constipation, you will feel much happier and healthier!

The exercises can also help to reduce the stress and depression in your life. So in addition to improving mobility and slowing the progression of Parkinson’s, the right trainer can help you get more enjoyment out of each day.

Is It Too Late To Start Exercising?

One of the most common questions we get is whether it is too late to start Parkinson’s exercise. But here is some good news: it’s literally never too late to get started!

The sooner you begin exercising, the sooner you can start receiving the benefits that we outlined above. So while it is generally better for those with Parkinson’s to exercise sooner rather than later, it’s never too late to begin exercising.

And this is one of the reasons that having a Parkinson’s trainer is so important. He can help determine the exercise intensity level that you need so that you don’t push your body too far but you still receive the full range of benefits.

Different Exercises Provide Different Kinds of Relief

What do you imagine when you think about Parkinson’s exercises? Chances are that you are only thinking about one or two different exercises. In reality, there are many different exercises that help to provide different kinds of relief.

For example, there are special pool exercises that help put your heart and lungs to work. And there are special weight exercises to help build your strength. Other exercises (including guided stretches) can help to improve your flexibility while also enhancing your agility and overall balance.

If you ignore certain exercises, you won’t get as many benefits from your training. And if you keep doing the same exercises without changing things up, you could end up injuring yourself. But with the guidance of a Parkinson’s trainer, you can give your entire body a great workout each week.

The Right Trainer May Reduce How Much Medicine You Must Take

If you have Parkinson’s, then you have special medicine prescribed by your doctor. And another question we often get from patients is whether these exercises can replace the medicine they are taking.

The short answer is “no.” You should still regularly meet with your doctor, and chances are that he will still prescribe some medication to you even after you begin exercising.

However, many patients have reported that a good exercise routine helps reduce how much medicine they have to take. So in addition to the physical and mental benefits of these exercises, you might end up with a few less pills to worry about from week to week!

Dangerous On Your Own

A blunt question we sometimes get is why someone with Parkinson’s needs to work with a trainer. After all, what keeps them from watching a few Youtube videos and exercising on their own?

An equally blunt answer is that doing everything on your own is very dangerous. Those videos are often made by people with little to no experience with Parkinson’s. And simply watching someone perform a stretch or special exercise doesn’t mean you will immediately understand the proper technique behind it.

With an experienced Parkinson’s trainer, you get someone who can explain exactly what to do and lets you work at your own pace. They also know the proper safety procedures to reduce your chance of falling and injuring yourself. Finally, they understand that not everyone with Parkinson’s needs to do the exact same exercises.

In short, a trainer provides an exercise routine customized to your needs and helps dramatically reduce your chances of injury.

Your Next Move

Now you know the benefits of working with a Parkinson’s exercise trainer. But do you know where you can find the perfect trainer for your needs?

At Training For All Ages, we offer the care and support you need. To see how we can help you get started, just contact us today!

Jonathan Rose wants as many people as possible to reap the amazing benefits of exercising regularly and eating healthy.  He provides people with exercise programs that are specifically designed for them to set them up for success to get on a well rounded exercise program helping them:  get stronger, more flexible, reduce weight and body fat if needed, improve posture, improve balance, mobility and agility, as well as stamina.  

Since 1992 he has been training children, adults and seniors to help them get in their best shape.  He specializes in working with seniors and people with Parkinson’s. He is very concerned about older people getting regular exercise so they have the strength, mobility and balance to live their lives and to decrease their vulnerability to falling.  He also trains caregivers and family members to help incorporate exercise in the people they are taking care of.  He develops programs for people who have Parkinson’s to manage and reduce their symptoms and teaches the caregivers and family members to help manage as well.  He teaches them exercises and stretches to do.  

Jonathan has a degree in Exercise Science and is a NASM Master Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist, Senior Specialist, Weight Loss Specialist, and Behavior Change Specialist.  He is also a Corrective Exercise Specialist in The Biomechanics Method as well as has two certifications by Gary Gray, Certification in Applied Functional Science and 3D Maps.

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