OutRunning Parkinson’s Disease

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Parkinson’s Disease is a progressive and incurable neurological condition that causes problems in the brain and gets worse over time. It occurs when the brain cells that produce dopamine starts to die. Dopamine allows messages to be sent to the parts of the brain that co-ordinate movement.

Exercise is an important part of healthy living for everyone, however, for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) exercise is not only healthy, but a vital component to maintaining balance, mobility and daily living activities, along with a potential neuroprotective effect.

In 2006, the 71-year-old grandmother was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, a progressive condition that causes tremors and rigidity and ultimately robs the body of its ability to move.Today, Poledouris is a highly competitive runner who takes home first-place medals in her division and finishes 5K races with better times than far younger competitors. Bobbie Poledouris found freedom from Parkinson’s disease in running.

Bobbie Poledouris found freedom from Parkinson’s disease in running. When the 71-year-old grandmother laces up her running shoes and gets moving, she can finish a 5K faster than far younger competitors. https://www.cedars-sinai.org/programs/neurology-neurosurgery/patient-stories/outrunning-parkinsons-disease.html

Physical exercise has been recommended for people with Parkinson’s disease because it helps to maintain balance, posture, mobility, and the ability to perform normal daily activities. “Particularly for subjects with PD [Parkinson’s disease], a high-intensity multimodal exercise program and intensive training on a stationary bicycle were reported as feasible and safe,” the researchers wrote. Sprint running is a type of high intensity exercise in which individuals run short distances in limited periods of time as fast as they can. In healthy individuals, sprint running increases muscle strength, physical endurance, heart and lung function and mental health.

Exercising did not affect the amount of dopamine in the brain, but the mice that exercised the brain cells were using dopamine more efficiently.

Exercise improves efficiency by modifying the areas of the brain where dopamine signals are received — the substantia nigra and basal ganglia

When Should I Start Exercising? Right now! Everyone should exercise more, whether they have PD or not.

What Kinds of Exercises Are Helpful for People with PD? Any exercise is beneficial. Running is the most straightforward one.. .https://www.parkinson.org/Understanding-Parkinsons/Treatment/Exercise/Neuroprotective-Benefits-of-Exercise

If you can during especially during Covid Pandemic!

Zillions of these types of information on net. Just type “parkinson disease and running” on any search engine…

Eskişehir-09 December 2020