By now, most of us are familiar with multiple studies which have consistently demonstrated that high intensity exercise slows or perhaps even STOPS THE PROGRESSION of Parkinson's disease.
This morning, I was lamenting the apparent inability of researchers to simply create a pill which replicates the chemical or biological processes which result from high intensity exercise. I'm not a scientist, but how hard can it be? 😜
Then it dawned on me: Why am I waiting so impatiently for a magic pill when a nearly free treatment is readily available? I'm going to the gym and I'm going to pedal as fast as I can pedal for 42 minutes and, as much as I dislike going, I'm going to leave feeling like a million bucks, knowing that I am slowing or stopping Parkinson's. If the studies are right, this is BETTER THAN A PILL. It's almost free, it helps more than just PD, and there are no side effects!
I know we're all in different stages, ages, and places, but I hope you will commit to exercising as vigorously as you can at least three times per week. We need not wait for a magic pill.