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.

How to stay active and exercise at home

  • Keeping active is important for your physical and mental wellbeing. From chair-based aerobics to balance exercises, we’ve brought together a range of video workouts you can do from the comfort of your own home. Read more here.
  • 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. Download it here.

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.

Want to find out more about the benefits of exercise and how to stick with it? Join us at Par-Con, our free online conference about Parkinson's research, for everyone in the Parkinson's community.

This year’s theme is improving lives through research. We'll hear from researchers, people with Parkinson's and healthcare professionals about the latest Parkinson's research, including practical tips for living with the condition.