Updated: Feb 11
At DIVO Wellness, we believe exercise is an important part of healthy living for every single person. For people with Parkinson’s disease (PD), exercise is more than healthy need, it’s a vital component to maintaining balance, mobility and activities of daily living. Research shows that exercise and physical activity can not only maintain and improve mobility, flexibility and balance but also ease non-motor PD symptoms such as depression or constipation.
The Parkinson’s Outcomes Project shows that people with PD who start exercising earlier in their disease course for a minimum of 2.5 hours per week experience a slowed decline in quality of life compared to those who start later. Establishing early exercise habits is essential to overall disease management.
What type of exercise should I do?
To help manage the symptoms of PD, our exercise program includes these key components:
Balance, Agility & Multitasking
At DIVO Wellness, we follow Parkinson’s disease exercise recommendations to provide people with PD safe and effective exercise programs and instruction.
The exercise guidelines include recommended frequency, intensity, time, type, volume and progression of exercises that are safe and effective for people with PD. Each recommendation is paired with specific types of activity and special safety considerations for people with PD.
DIVO Wellness is run by Nicholas Kimps, certified trainer. While DIVO classes are known for the fun atmosphere, Nicholas is best known for his attentive caring instruction during class. Classes offered include: Training, (HOT) Yoga, Ayurvedic Consultations and Planning, Parkinson’s Disease Informed Fitness, Spiritual Counseling, Corporate Fitness
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