Parkenson's and Exercise

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1. PD usually affects people over the age of ___.

  a. 40

  b. 50

  c. 60

  d. 70


2. Usually, affected individuals are given levodopa combined with carbidopa. Carbidopa ____ the conversion of levodopa into dopamine until it reaches the brain.

  a. stops

  b. speeds up

  c. delays

  d. helps


3. PD is both chronic, meaning it persists over a ____ period of time, and progressive, meaning its symptoms grow worse over time.

  a. long

  b. short

  c. very short

  d. limited


4. Evidence suggests that regular exercise can improve ______ symptoms of Parkinson’s disease

  a. no

  b. many

  c. all

  d. some


5. Aim for at least ____ minutes of exercise every day.

  a. 10

  b. 15

  c. 30

  d. 45


6. Aim to build up to ____ repetitions of each exercise.

  a. 5-7

  b. 8-10

  c. 10-12

  d. 10-15


7. Benefits of regular exercise for a person with Parkinson’s disease can include: Better control over gross motor movements, such as walking

  a. True

  b. False


8. Include a thorough stretching program that targets ____ joint and muscle group.

  a. 5

  b. 10

  c. each

  d. some


9. If walking isn’t practical or possible for you, do not explore other options such as water aerobics or stationary cycling.

  a. True

  b. False


10. Hold an easy stretch and don’t bounce. Maintain the stretch for 30 seconds. Repeat each stretch ______.

  a. twice

  b. 3x

  c. 4x

  d. 5x