Tips For Safe At-Home Exercise
If you have not been exercising regularly, please consult your healthcare provider before doing anything new.
• Choose a space where you’ll have enough room to move around
• If using a chair or other furniture for assistance, make sure it’s sturdy and isn’t going to slide around
• If exercising by yourself, make sure you have access to a phone just in case
• Make a plan: schedule fitness into your day and week
• Consult your physician if you have any health concerns or are just getting started
Our number one tip for at-home exercise is to TAKE A WALK if it is a safe option. There simply is no replacement for the outdoors, the fresh air, the movement, and it is free!
Want to create a great and safe home exercise space? Watch this short video or view our Setting Up for Success: Safe Exercise at Home Guide HERE
Note: We know many live exercise sessions are offered through Zoom. Click Here, if you would like to know a little more about how to use Zoom.
APDA FREE Online Educational Programs
Additional APDA Resources
Order the APDA “Be Active & Beyond Book.” You can call us at 800-223-2732 and we will mail it to you. You can also download it here.
Watch the Webinar “Getting Motivated to Move” here.
Watch the Let’s Keep Moving Webinar Series. Watch recorded versions on APDA’s YouTube Channel.
More APDA classes can be found on the APDA Greater St. Louis Chapter’s YouTube Channel. They have a variety of recorded classes catered to varying abilities that can be accessed.
Video and Live Classes Options
Although not Parkinson’s-specific, Silver Sneakers is a specialty program designed for those 65+. They will be doing some Facebook Live classes and have an archive of previous classes available to view anytime.
Parkinson Voice Project
Exercise your Voice! The Parkinson Voice Project has several practice videos available here. They also host Facebook Live Sessions Monday – Friday at 11 am ET and on Tuesdays at 7:00 pm ET.
Virtual Tremble Clefs
Voice warm-ups and exercises.
Activities from the Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) Program involves enjoyable activities that promote thinking, concentration, and memory geared for individuals with cognitive impairments. Research has shown that CST has improved cognition and quality of life. Click here to view the activities.
The generosity and creativity of both local and regional Parkinson’s exercise specialists have truly been an inspiration.