Intense exercise and Parkinson's disease
A recent study our of the University of Denver has found preliminary evidence that higher intensity exercise may benefit those with Parkinson's disease when compared with moderate exercise. Large amplitude movements are also encouraged.
There is evidence that patients can attain higher functional status and there may be a delay in symptom progression.
Already, high intensity exercise of HIIT programs are beginning to embraced by fitness enthusiasts, given the potential metabolic changes and improved overall fitness. We look forward to future research in this area.