The role of physical activity in the management of patients with Parkinson‘s dis­ease

Authors: M. Schön 1,2;  I. Straka 3;  M. Sedliak 4;  J. Ukropec 1;  P. Valkovič 3,5;  B. Ukropcová 1,2,4
Authors‘ workplace: Biomedicínske centrum, Slovenská, akadémia vied, Bratislava, Slovensko 1;  Ústav patologickej fyziológie, LF UK, v Bratislave, Slovensko 2;  II. neurologická klinika LF UK a UNB, Bratislava, Slovensko 3;  Katedra športovej kinantropológie, Fakulta telesnej výchovy a športu UK, v Bratislave, Slovensko 4;  Ústav normálnej a patologickej, fyziológie, Centrum experimentálnej, medicíny, Slovenská akadémia vied, Bratislava, Slovensko 5
Published in: Cesk Slov Neurol N 2019; 82(5): 496-504
Category: Review Article
doi: 10.14735/amcsnn2019496


Parkinson‘s dis­ease (PD) is the second most prevalent neurodegenerative dis­ease. It is characterized by the progres­sive deterioration of motor as well as non-motor symp­toms, includ­­ing cognitive dysfunction, disorders of mood and sleep and gastrointenstinal symp­toms. Physical activity is a modifiable wel­l-established risk factor for PD and clinical intervention studies with regular exercise undoubtedly point to the beneficial ef­fects of aerobic as well as strength exercise train­­ing in patients with PD. Physical train­­ing improves 1. motor state, balance and functional capacity of skeletal muscles, thus reduc­­ing the risk of fal­ls; 2. physical fitness and general functional capacity of the patient; and 3. energy metabolism, reduc­­ing the risk of type 2 diabetes, which often accelerates progres­sion of PD. Moreover, physical activity and physical train­­ing improve quality of life by ameliorat­­ing both motor and non-motor symp­toms, thus slow­­ing down dis­ease progres­sion. Regular physical activity and exercise, based on individualized prescription and performed under the supervision of an experienced physician or exercise physiologist, are recom­mended as an integral part in the management of a patient with PD.

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M. Schön1,2, I. Straka3, M. Sedliak4, J. Ukropec1, P. Valkovič3,5, 
B. Ukropcová1,2,4

Biomedicínske centrum, Slovenská akadémia vied, Bratislava, Slovensko

Ústav patologickej fyziológie, LF UK v Bratislave, Slovensko

II. neurologická klinika LF UK a UNB, Bratislava, Slovensko

Katedra športovej kinantropológie, Fakulta telesnej výchovy a športu UK v Bratislave, Slovensko

Ústav normálnej a patologickej fyziológie, Centrum experimentálnej medicíny, Slovenská akadémia vied, Bratislava, Slovensko


doc. MUDr. Barbara Ukropcová, Ph.D.

Biomedicínske centrum
Ústav experimentálnej 

Slovenská akadémia vied

Dúbravská cesta 9

845 05 Bratislava




Přijato k recenzi: 4. 3. 2019

Přijato do tisku: 2. 9. 2019


Parkinson’s disease – exercise – Physical activity


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