I’m often asked, why hire a personal trainer to come to my home when I can go to the local gym? As an exercise physiologist & lifestyle counselor who has 25 years of work experience in clinical and recreational fitness I know the data but my quick answer to the question is that home-based exercise provides – privacy-personalized attention, convenience, and time savings. The purpose of this article is to review and educate you, my reader, to some basic data on the effectiveness of home exercise.
People who have Parkinson’s Disease (PD) can benefit from supervised home exercise programs. Parkinson’s Disease, a gradual onset central nervous system disorder, is characterized by progressive muscle tremor, slow movement, and stiffness. Other less well-known symptoms occur early in the disease. These may include loss of facial expression, reduction of arm swing while walking, and slurring of speech. There is no cure for PD but various therapies can help manage it.