Physical activity with progressing symptoms

If your symptoms are progressing, focus on physical activity that takes effort and pushes you. This could be a fast-paced 20 minute walk.

Also, target your symptoms. Yoga, tai chi, Pilates or Parkinson's exercise classes will help with strength, balance, movement and flexibility.

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 your symptoms are progressing

Watch our animation to find out more about physical activity if your symptoms are progressing, and why it's so important.

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

How to stay physically active 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.