Exercise is critical to living well with Parkinson’s. The benefits from regular, physical exercise include improved sleep, increased endorphins that minimize depression and a reduction in bradykinesia, just to name a few. Exercise also decreases blood pressure.

High blood pressure is linked to a number of health concerns. By exercising regularly, your heart becomes stronger and better able to pump more blood without working as hard. When your heart can pump more blood and exert less energy, the pressure on your arteries lessens which can cause a decrease in blood pressure. What we do not want, especially while exercising, however, is a sudden drop in blood pressure.

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