Exercising at home with Parkinson's: your toolkit

We’ve put together a range of video workouts to help you stay active and exercise at home when you have Parkinson’s.

We’re all spending more time indoors at the moment. 

But keeping active is still 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. 

If you have any underlying health conditions such as heart problems, breathing problems, diabetes or joint problems, you should contact your GP before starting any new exercises.

How to use this toolkit

In each section you'll find different intensity video workouts. Choose which ones you'd like to try based on your level of ability. 

If your symptoms are mild, it's probably best to aim for the high-intensity section. If your symptoms are progressing, the mid-intensity section will likely be best suited to you. And if you have complex-symptoms, it's best to use the low intensity section.

Each instructor is a trained professional and the videos have been created specifically for people with Parkinson's. 

Low-intensity exercises

These low-intensity exercises focus on manageable activities suitable for most abilities. These exercises aim to make your everyday movements a little easier and help manage symptoms. Using these exercises regularly should improve your everyday strength, posture, movement and balance.

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Mid-intensity exercises

These mid-intensity exercises focus on pushing you a little, and are suitable for those with progressing symptoms. Using these exercises regularly should help improve your balance, movement and coordination.

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High-intensity exercises 

These high-intensity exercises aim to challenge you physically. These exercises are best suited to people with mild symptoms. In this section, we have exercises that should help to improve your balance, coordination, mobility and flexibility.

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How will exercise help my Parkinson's?

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Exercise can help you manage physical symptoms and other symptoms such as sleep problems, fatigue, mood and mental health.

Hear from people with with Parkinson's on how exercise helps them.

From the experts

Exercise can be as important as your medication to help you take control and manage your symptoms.

Read Parkinson’s experts' top tips on staying active at home.