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Pedaling For Parkinson's

Pedaling a bicycle may change the life of someone with Parkinson’s disease. Research conducted at the Cleveland Clinic showed a 35% reduction in symptoms by the simple act of pedaling a bicycle at a rapid pace - optimally, 80-90 revolutions per minute.

Fast pedaling is not a cure of Parkinson’s disease and should not be touted as such, but there is compelling evidence to show that it does make a real difference for many who try it. We do know that fast-paced cycling is changing the lives of increasing numbers of participants who, before this, had no hope beyond medication and eventually surgery to slow the progression of their disease.

Who Can Participate?

· Be age 30-75 years

· Be diagnosed with Idiopathic Parkinson's Disease

· Complete and submit a signed consent form and medical clearance

· Agree to periodic monitoring of progress

· May not have cardiac or pulmonary disease, uncontrolled diabetes mellitus, uncontrolled hypertension, or stroke, dementia, other medical conditions that are contraindicative to exercise.

 

This program is Free to Parkinson’s Patients

All Classes are currently held at the Central YMCA, although interest lists have started for our North YMCA and Valley YMCA branches and will start as soon as we have enough interest.

Classes are held Mon/Wed/Fri for 10 weeks.

For more information and torRegister contact Katrina Nebel Health & Wellness Director, Central Spokane YMCA, 777 622 extension 112.                                                                   

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