7. "Exercise can help you stay better longer."
"Exercise is like a drug for Parkinson"s," says Dr. Okun. "Exercise is astounding therapy and there are multiple studies now showing things like tai chi, yoga, stretching and other types of exercise are beneficial.” Indeed, says Dr. Nirenberg, "Exercise has been shown to slow the progression of symptoms." Any type of exercise, she says, is helpful, including walking, stretching, tai chi, yoga and using a recumbent bicycle, as well as an exercise program called LSVT-BIG that is designed specifically for Parkinson’s patients.