Are there strategies for me to employ during the day that can help with my Parkinson’s?
As I like to say, I’ve seen small changes make big differences.
Here are four things you can do while waiting in line at the grocery store to improve your Parkinson’s symptoms:
Practice balancing on one leg
As you stand in the cue, slightly bend the stance leg at the knee and the hip and raise the opposite leg. See how many seconds you can last for three attempts, then switch to the opposite leg. Use the shopping cart for stabilization.
Lift your toes up as high as you can and balance on your heels
Parkinson’s can make it difficult to lift the toes when walking so exercises such as this are great at getting the muscles on the front of the shin to fire. Imagine trying to touch your knee with your toes and you’ll have it!