What is walking

An activity that has several dimensions for the person with Parkinson’s. The neuromuscu-lar symptoms of Parkinson’s such as bradykinEsia (slowed muscle response and movement) and aki-nEsia (freezing) prominently interfere with walking, restricting mobility and limiting independence. It is among the first functions to show the signs of Parkinson’s, through characteristic changes in gait and balance. Walking also is one of the best activities for maintaining as much function as possible. It exercises all of the body’s major muscle groups and reinforces balance and coordination. mobility aids such as walking sticks, canes, and walkers can provide additional support and stability when walking becomes challenging. Walking provides a means of diversion and relaxation, and of interaction with other people.