Physical Inactivity Caused by Anxiety Linked to Cognitive Impairment

Physical Inactivity Caused by Anxiety Linked to Cognitive Impairment

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Physical Inactivity Caused by Anxiety Linked to Cognitive Impairment

The more anxiety a person feels early in the course of Parkinson’s disease, the less likely that person will stay physically active, which correlates with cognitive impairment. The study with that finding, “Physical activity as a mediator of anxiety and cognitive functioning in Parkinson’s disease,” was published in Mental Health and Physical Activity. People with Parkinson’s often report feeling anxiety. Their symptoms, such as dizziness, tremors, and difficulty concentrating, overlap with those of Parkinson’s itself, complicating…

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