When we are younger we exercise to look better and perhaps to perform better at a sport or activity, and of course, to be healthy. When we are older we still want to perform well and look good, but there's other benefits that move to the forefront. At we get older our old injuries begin to haunt us. As we get older we are not as resiliant, and we need an added measure of protection against injuries. At my age I just want to feel good and not get hurt or sick. I am at a point that I have to exercise to avoid the pains that old injuries bring.
From this study, High-intensity strength training shows benefit for Parkinson’s patients comes this quote:
"High-intensity strength training produced significant improvements in quality of life, mood and motor function in older patients with Parkinson’s disease…“We saw improvements in strength, muscle size and power, which we expected after rigorous weight training; but we also saw improvement in balance and muscle control, We also saw improvement in cognition, mood and sense of well-being.”
At Austin Personal Training and New Orleans Personal Training we have worked with Parkinson patients. We use primarily medical rehab equipment and can finely tune the weight and range of motion to those with limitations.