Bristol Nordic Walking now runs two dedicated classes on the Downs for people with Parkinson’s. We also run a Nordic walking class for people with cancer. Nordic walking is an excellent form of physical activity for both Parkinson’s and cancer. Here’s why:
Nordic walking for people with Parkinson’s
Parkinson’s affects the part of the brain that controls movement. It results in aching, stiffness and rigidity, in both muscles and joints. Walking with small shuffling steps is common as is tiredness and depression.