This content originally appeared in the Dystonia Dialogue.

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) estimate that 60% of Americans are not active at the recommended levels for good health. The merits of exercise have been studied extensively, including in neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis. Researchers are beginning to examine physical activity in dystonia patients because of the important potential benefits for quality of life. Individuals with all types of dystonia can benefit from safely incorporating physical activity into their lives. The rewards from exercise are physical, emotional, and even social.

Tips for Increasing Physical Activity

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