How Exercise Helps Prevent and Treat Parkinson’s Disease
Updated: Feb 9, 2021
With exercise, John Cullen was able to slow and even reverse the progression of his Parkinson's symptoms.
This article is based on reporting that features expert sources.
PARKINSON'S DISEASE HAD caused 61-year-old John Cullen to slouch and drag his foot while walking. Then Cullen started powerlifting. He's since become strong enough to dead lift 465 pounds. Beyond strength, exercise ameliorated many of the Parkinson's symptoms he experienced in everyday life. It took about six months for his gait to improve, he says. "I was able to walk backwards. I felt like I could go up and down stairs better. Things were really rocking and rolling. I felt almost like I didn't have it, even though I knew I had it. It was just that good." Link to full article: https://health.usnews.com/health-news/blogs/eat-run/articles/how-exercise-helps-prevent-and-treat-parkinsons-disease