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Dance therapy through Bollywood music: Some studies and communities have explored the use of Bollywood music and dance as a form of therapy for people with Parkinson's. The familiar tunes and energetic movements can provide a fun and motivating way to exercise and improve coordination.

It's important to remember that while Bollywood's direct engagement with Parkinson's has been limited, there are opportunities for growth and creative exploration. Raising awareness, showcasing positive portrayals, and utilizing the power of film and music can significantly contribute to understanding and supporting individuals living with Parkinson's workdwide.

Warmup - Breath Exercise 

  • Focus on your breath and feel the air moving in and out of your body.

  • Breathe slowly and deeply, from your belly rather than your chest.

  • Pay attention to how your body feels as you breathe.

  • If you feel dizzy or lightheaded, stop and take a break.

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Legs

 

Exercising your legs is crucial for managing Parkinson's disease symptoms. It can improve your balance, coordination, flexibility, and strength, all of which contribute to better mobility and reduce the risk of falls. 

Here are some leg exercises you can try, adapted for different levels of ability (Stages 1-4)

Arms

Regular arm exercises are beneficial for people with Parkinson's disease as they can help:

Improve flexibility and range of motion: This can make daily activities like dressing, eating, and bathing easier.

Reduce tremors and rigidity: Exercise can help to stimulate the release of dopamine, a neurotransmitter that plays a role in controlling movement.

Strengthen muscles: This can improve balance and coordination, and help to prevent falls.

Boost mood and energy levels: Exercise can help to combat the fatigue and depression that can sometimes accompany Parkinson's disease.

Here are some arm exercises you can try, adapted for different levels of ability (Stages 1-5)

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Bollypark Movement for Parkinson's

Bollypark Movement for Parkinson's

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The Parkinson’s Foundation makes life better for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) by improving care and advancing research toward a cure. In everything we do, we build on the energy, experience and passion of our global Parkinson’s community.

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The Michael J. Fox Foundation

The Michael J. Fox Foundation is dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson's disease through an aggressively funded research agenda and to ensuring the development of improved therapies for those living with Parkinson's today.

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We care deeply about the community and have taken leadership roles in community collaboration and student growth and development to build the capacity of local nonprofits and communities and support the next generation of student innovators. 

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