Physical activity with mild symptoms

If your symptoms are mild, focus on vigorous physical activity.

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 physical activity 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.

Free Everyone Active membership

Interested in going for a swim, joining a class, or building up your strength?

We've partnered up with Everyone Active, who has over 190 local leisure, gym, swim and activities facilities. If you or your loved one is living with Parkinson's, you can sign up for free membership. 

Physical activity if you have mild symptoms

Watch our animation to find out more about physical activity if you have mild symptoms, and why keeping active is so important.

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

How to stay physically active 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.