The rapid pedaling of a bicycle can make an enormous difference for someone battling Parkinson’s Disease – this is true for Martin, a Sammamish Y member, who was just 40 when he was diagnosed with early-onset Parkinson’s more than 20 years ago.
“Biking really does help slow the progression of the disease,” says Martin, who joined the Y’s Pedaling for Parkinson’s group this year. “By cycling to the point of exhaustion I have been able to slow down my deterioration.”
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.
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