The purpose of this study is to learn the effects of two mild body exercises on quality of
life, non-motor symptoms, anxiety, depression, fatigue, sleep quality, cognition, and
executive function on people with Parkinson's Disease (PD).
- Diagnosis of idiopathic PD
- Currently taking levodopa with some improvement in motor symptoms, and on a stable
dose for a minimum of 4 weeks prior to starting the study
- Hoehn & Yahr stage I to III (mild to moderate PD)
- Central neurological diseases other than PD or prior major head trauma with loss of
consciousness, including other forms of parkinsonism, uncontrolled or significant
cardiovascular diseases, orthopedic or medical problems that would interfere with gait
- Being primarily wheelchair bound
- Deep brain stimulation
- Expected change in PD medications over the course of the study
- Subjects with MRI contraindications such as pacemaker, aneurysm clips, artificial
heart valves, metal fragments, foreign objects or claustrophobia.