It is now well established that exercise is beneficial for the general population. Exercise has all of the same beneficial effects of people with Parkinson's disease as it does on healthy individuals. In addition, it can help to alleviate some of the negative signs and symptoms of the disease such as bradykinesia. It can also reduce the positive signs such as tremor.
Daniel Corcos, Ph.D. is Chair of the Graduate Program in Neuroscience at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and Director of the Neural Control Of Movement Laborary at UIC. Visit: http://mcl.mvsc.uic.edu to learn more about the Motor Control and Movement Disorders Group at the University of Illinois at Chicago