Regular physical activity helps to maintain independence, quality of life, reduces the risk of developing health problems, and improves mood and mental health.
Walking speed in people with Parkinson’s disease is related to muscle strength in the legs, so it is important to start with an exercise program that aims to increase leg strength. Resistance training will help to increase muscle mass in the legs and also improve stride length, walking speed and distance.
Whilst, our gut-brain-body health is highly influenced from the day we are born (genetics, lifestyle, environment, exposure to different foods, illness and infection), our gut microbiome continues to undergo changes throughout the life-span. Fortunately, growing research shows we can positively manipulate our gut microbiota to support overall health.