Thanks for writing. I'm sorry you haven't been able to use the videos up to this point but, hopefully, I can provide some tips on where to start. So, I started Daily Dose PD to give people some guidance in exercises that were researched to help with PD. The hard part is finding a workout program that challenges each person adequately. I tell most people to start with the "Starter Series" category. These videos are at a moderate pace but teach amplitude, balance and coordination. Try the Starter Series videos in any order for 1 week. The videos are set up to give you 150 minutes/wk of consistent exercise if you use one a day. You are walking regularly and if that is pushing your heart rate, making you break a sweat and breathe heavily, then you can count that toward those 150 minutes of intense exercise and mix the videos and the walks throughout the week.
If at the end of the week you still find these workouts difficult then stick with them until you feel you are ready for a bigger challenge. If you find the workouts easy and don't feel challenged, then I would suggest moving to either our A.M.P. Class workouts or our High Intensity Series. The goal is to find a workout that challenges you to work harder than you would self-select to ensure we are getting our intensity up while at the same time challenging balance, strength and amplitude. We normally shoot a new video in our live workouts for each of these categories every week so you will always have something new to use.
Now, if you have other issues you are dealing with when it comes to Parkinson's (balance, stiffness low voice volume, facial masking, etc) you might want to check out some of our other workouts including: Tai Chi, Yoga, voice training or facial exercises. These would be in addition to your 150 minutes of intense exercise but would focus on the areas that are specific to your needs as everybody with PD has differing symptoms.
I hope this information helps you get started on the right track. I really want to thank you for trying the videos and I hope they are helpful. Please let me know if you have any other questions.
I send out emails every Sunday with a listing of our live classes with links for the Zoom rooms throughout the week. I'd love it if you could check into one of those. I teach 4 out of the 6 classes and if I see you in the room I'd love to say hi and encourage you along the way. I really feel getting into a live class via the zoom links are a great way to stay motivated and be accountable to the others showing up to the workout.
Hope to see you soon and have a great weekend,