Everyone seems to agree that regular strenuous excercise is our best defense against the symptoms of PD, but is a brisk 30 minute walk more beneficial than 6 hours of painting or tending roses? I have noticed that "second gear" is still available when walking or biking but, with household chores, bradykinesia soon brings on the Parkinson's shuffle. Despite that, I find that, at the end of the day, muscles throughout my body are honestly tired from working through a full range of motion, my mind feels a sense of accomplishment without that twinge of guilt because the lawn isn't mowed.*
Please excuse the rambling, it started out as a simple question. I'm sure my cardiologist would not approve.
* P.S. Must apologise also for being so insensitive as to mention, (from Southern California), that, in the middle of February, some of us play all day in the yard.
I know!!!! Nobody likes a smart ///aleck!