Exercise and Parkinson Wellness: What We’re Learning

Parkinson’s disease (PD) progressively impairs movement through the depletion of the neurotransmitter dopamine. By diagnosis, patients with PD have lost at least 50% of their dopamine-producing neurons and are already less active than their peers. Dopamine loss produces both motor and non-motor symptoms.  Classic motor symptoms include bradykinesia (slow movement), hypokinesia (small movement), rigidity, resting tremor, [...]