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Health Alert: Parkinson's Walk

Updated: Wednesday, July 2 2014, 04:54 PM EDT
CINCINNATI (Liz Bonis) -- A report released Wednesday said brisk walking may have serious benefits for people with Parkinson's disease.

The report came from the "Journal Neurology" and found that those with Parkinson's disease could benefit from movement even more than the average person.
When researchers looked at those who had Parkinson's they found that brisk walks not only improved motor function but also non motor symptoms such as mood and depression.  Those who had a walk for at least six months as part of the study had a 15 percent improvement in motor symptoms.  Others recorded about seven percent improvement.

Experts said the aerobic helped with speed and gait, which is balance as well.  They said everyone could benefit from uninterrupted activity even if it's limited.  If you are not sure what would be right for you make sure you talk to your own doctor.

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