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.
This is an ongoing program, free for the first eight weeks. After the first 8-week session, a Facility or Program Membership is required.
Our very own Mill Creek YMCA Pedaling for Parkinson's members feautred on NBC Nightly News: http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/how-patients-are-using-cycling-to-slow-down-parkinson-s-917498947693
Parkinson’s patients with the following medical conditions:
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