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Parkinson’s disease is classified as a movement disorder that affects your motor system, and overtime can affect your non-motor systems. So, how do you help slow down the effects of a movement disorder? By adding in movement through various types of exercise! In general, exercise is healthy, and helps with a variety of things such as range of motion, heart health, sleep, stamina, walking speed, and cognitive function. Yet, for those living with Parkinson’s disease, exercise is more than healthy, it is a vital component to maintaining balance, mobility, along with other physical aspects. Also, it has been shown to slow the mental aspects of the disease down, such as fatigue, mood, sleep, and mental health problems. The Parkinson’s Outcomes Project shows that people with PD who start exercising earlier and a minimum of 2.5 hours a week, experience a reduced decline in quality of life compared to those who start later. It has even been demonstrated that exercise can be just as important as your medication to help take control, and manage your symptoms.  Melissa Mattioda, a UW Health neurologic physical therapist, notes that, “The benefits of exercise can aid individuals with Parkinson’s in their performance of daily activities over the duration of the condition,”  she also goes onto to add, “Variety and intensity of exercise are key, but there are few kinds of exercise that are especially important.” The types of exercises that are helpful for those who are suffering from this disease are, aerobic/cardio, strength training, balance, and range of motion stretching exercises. These are all included in the comprehensive plans that Siel Bleu provides!

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Parksinson’s Exercise Class Portmarnock

Naomh Mearnog GAA Club

Tuesday 10:30


Parksinson’s Exercise Class Swords

St Cronan’s Pastoral Hall

First Tuesday of Every Month 12:30



Parksinon’s Exercise Class Loughlinstown

DLR Leisure Services, Loughlinstown Dr

Tuesday 14:30 with Maeve


Parksinson’s Exercise Class, Harold’s Cross

Our Lady of the Rosary Church Hall, Harold’s Cross Road

Wednesday 10:45 with Marie



Parksinson’s Exercise Class Huntstown

Huntstown Community Centre, Huntstown Way, Dublin 15

Wednesday 11:00