Exercise with mild symptoms

If your symptoms are mild, focus on vigorous exercise.

This means wearing sports kit and getting hot and sweaty. Try gym sessions, running, cycling, tennis, high energy Parkinson's programmes, circuit training or boot camp classes.

Talk to a physiotherapist who knows about Parkinson’s for more advice and to plan the right exercise for you, especially if you're just getting started.

Many of our local groups across the UK offer exercise classes specifically designed for people with Parkinson’s, at all stages of the condition.

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Watch our animation to find out more about exercising with mild symptoms, and why it's so important.

Thanks to the Light Fund for their support with our exercise animations.

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 “I googled Parkinson’s and one of the first things that came up was Rock Steady Boxing. And from there, my journey started.”

For Tommy, fitness and physical activity has always been a way of life. When he was 58, he qualified as a personal trainer. Then at 61, he faced his biggest physical challenge to date – Parkinson’s.

How to stay active and exercise at home

In this print at home resource, we’ve put together some of the best exercises to help you stay active at home when you have Parkinson’s.

Our exercise guidance is supported by the We Are Undefeatable campaign. The campaign aims to support people living with health conditions to build physical activity into their lives and to celebrate every victory - big or small.

Want help with starting to move more? The campaign is full of ideas and resources to help you start your journey to being active.