New study shows strenuous exercise can delay onset of Parkinson’s symptoms

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BISMARCK, N.D. - Medical experts know that exercise can delay the effects of Parkinson's disease. A new study shows the type of exercise is important as well.

The Journal of the American Medical Association report showed that strenuous exercise leads to the best results.

Erven Nielsen was diagnosed with Parkinson's in 2011. He has done his exercising in a Parkinson's Wellness Program at the YMCA, which has helped with his symptoms.

“I could walk and my left arm would swing normal and my right arm would hang there. After going through these classes, now when I walk, I feel like I'm walking really big,” said Nielsen.

Sixty thousand Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease every year.