HELPING YOU LIVE BETTER
Bellingham and Lynden Program Centers
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 but it is changing the lives of increasing numbers of participants who, before, had no hope beyond medication and eventually surgery to slow the progression of their disease.
You should participate if you are:
- 18 – 75 years
- Diagnosed with Idiopathic Parkinson’s Disease
- Willing to complete and submit signed consent form and medical clearance
- Agree to periodic progress monitoring
- Does not have cardiac or pulmonary disease, uncontrolled diabetes mellitus, uncontrolled hypertension, or stroke, dementia, other medical conditions that are contraindicative to exercise.
Pedaling for Parkinson's is included in YMCA Membership.
For more information and to register contact Tracy Diehl, 360-255-0445.