The F.I.T.T principle is something everyone should consider when designing an exercise program.
These 4 principles are even more important when it comes to exercise for Parkinson’s Disease. Arguably none more so than Frequency.
Because of the damage to the Basal Ganglia, Parkinson’s patients will experience a decreased carry over from one exercise session to the next in terms of memory of choreography, progressions in complexity, and skill acquisition. This means it is vital to do at least some exercise every day.
This may sound daunting but remember we are after quality not quantity in your exercise sessions. So 20 minutes of maximal effort challenging exercise every day is much more valuable than 2 or 3 sessions per week that an hour in duration.
With that in mind:
1. What are the strategies you are using to ensure you are keeping your frequency of exercise high.
2. What are the barriers you face in maintaining this frequency?