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A 59-year-old female asked:

Are yoga and t'ai chi good exercises for someone with parkinson's disease? right now i am doing just fine with the meds, but i worry about later.

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Yes.: Improve coordination and balance to prevent certain problems from worsening.
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Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology 30 years experience
Yes.: There was a time when I discounted the importance of physical fitness in Parkinson's disease, because after all it's a brain disease and progresses without regard to conditioning status; but more recent studies have shown the benefit of any regimen of physical fitness or conditioning for those with PD. So now I encourage PD pts to stay fit in any way that works for them.
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Last updated Apr 8, 2018

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