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How to keep your energy with Parkinson’s disease

Here are some tips which are good to keep in mind should you be inflicted by this long term chronic illness, without known cause or curse, to ensure that you can continue to have a good life and keep your energy levels and your activities up and going. Being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease usually happens around the ages fifty to sixty, it’s important here to remember if you are one of the ones who have gotten diagnosed that this does not mean the end of your life.

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Of course it means that your life style may need to undergo some specific changes which may feel restricting, however they are not without teaching you certain points about life as well. And one of the points which are common to most who suffer with the illness is the importance of preserving energy. If you ever felt that your energy was finite, it becomes even more apparent with Parkinson’s disease patients, and one of the most important things you can do to conserve your energy is to plan properly, and ensure that there is always times of rest included in that plan. Of course there are a multitude of factors involved in a life affected by Parkinson’s disease, including diet, exercise, activity, rehabilitation, mediation and so forth. Dave was a tradesman when he was diagnosed but said that he was able to cope.

Ensuring that your goals of what to do in a day is realistic, and ensuring that you start to feel in the morning what your capacity for the day may be, and remain flexible with what you want to do. Just like for anyone, everything cannot happen in the same day and should you plan in too much and set goals too high, you may experience heightened levels of stress and frustration which may cause your Parkinson’s disease symptoms to worsen.