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Prescribing Physical Activity

Making physical activity a routine part of clinical care

Parkinson’s UK

Benefits of physical activity for people with Parkinson’s:

  • Doing 2.5 hours of exercise a week can slow the progression of symptoms.
  • Exercise can help manage physical symptoms and other symptoms such as sleep problems, fatigue, mood and mental health.
  • Exercise can be as important as medication to help you take control and manage your symptoms.

For further information on the benefits of exercise with Parkinsons disease please follow the link below:

Parkinson’s UK

Parkinson’s UK have developed an exercise framework which details key messages for professionals and a variety of examples of exercises that you can use with patients. This will enable you to support your patient with suitable exercise choices in relation to their symptoms.

Age UK

Age UK are a National registered charity and have been in operation for many years. They provide support and advice on a whol...
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Alzheimer’s Society

Leading a physically active lifestyle can have a significant impact on the wellbeing of people with dementia. Taking regular ...
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Asthma UK

Having asthma doesn’t have to hold patients back. Asthma UK have tips and advice that can help patients get active and feel...
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Breast Cancer Now

Taking part in physical activity before, during and after breast cancer treatment can have many health benefits. It can help ...
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British Heart Foundation

Heart and circulatory diseases kill 1 in 4 people in the UK. Patients can reduce their risk of heart and circulatory disease ...
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British Lung Foundation

If patients have a lung condition, being active can help to improve their quality of life and help to manage their condition....
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