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Your Top Questions on Exercise and Parkinson’s Answered (Ask the MD Video)

Exercise is a powerful tool for promoting brain health and living life with Parkinson’s disease (PD). Regular exercise can reduce symptoms, help medication work better and even slow down disease progression. But it’s sometimes easier said than done — life and symptoms can get in the way, and it can be a struggle to find a routine you’ll stick to.  

In this video, Rachel Dolhun, MD, DipABLM, movement disorder specialist, lifestyle medicine physician and senior vice president of medical communications at The Michael J. Fox Foundation, speaks with Cristina Colón-Semenza, PhD, a physical therapist, rehab scientist and assistant professor of kinesiology at the University of Connecticut, about exercise tips for life with PD. They answer frequently asked questions from the community on this topic.  

Watch the full conversation now or skip ahead to one of the questions of interest below: 

Exercise is one of the best things anyone can do to boost their brain health, so watch now to learn more about how to make exercise accessible and fun. 

For more on exercise, download our free guide and watch our webinar on the topic! 

Ask the MD has been made possible through the leadership of members of our Parkinson's Disease Education Consortium in conjunction with The Albert B. Glickman Parkinson's Disease Education Program. These partners' support allows us to furnish high-quality educational content to the Parkinson's community while maintaining our commitment to allocate donor dollars to high-impact research. Editorial control of all Michael J. Fox Foundation-published content rests solely with the Foundation. 

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