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Saturday, March 4, 2017

Gym workout can stop the shakes for Parkinson's sufferers

March 4, 2017

The Studio Gym, Clacton teamed up with Clacton's Parkinson's Uk, providing help after they got a grant. Gym team leader Chris Harris encourages the group in their session..

SUFFERERS of Parkinson's disease are heading down to the gym in a bid to combat the illness.
Almost 40 members of Parkinson's UK in Clacton have been hitting the fitness equipment at the Studio gym, in Telford Road, in a groundbreaking scheme to improve their health.
It can even help stop some of the symptoms of the disease.
Group fundraiser Clive Harre, 69, who has Parkinson's, uses the gym twice a week and says the exercise stops him from shaking for the rest of the day.
"Those days I very rarely shake, which is incredible," he said.
"It's been proven that exercise is beneficial to people with Parkinson's.
"When you exercise it makes adrenaline and it seems to calm the shaking, although it may not happen to everyone.
"My wife said I should go every morning because it make such a difference."
The charity's HQ gave the group a £500 grant to pay for members to use the gym for free for a month.
The sessions are specially tailored to their needs.
"We've had good, positive feedback - they are all finding it beneficial," said Mr Harre, of Great Clacton.
"One person said they hadn't worn trainers on their feet since they were 18 and another said they were quite scared at first but then loved every minute.
"They can go as many times they like in the first month and some of our carers go along as well.
"It's all geared to what you are capable of.
"I use the treadmill and then the cross trainer and leg pushes and then a little bit of rowing."
"I've been going since October and wouldn't miss it for anything now."

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