What types of exercise are best for people with Parkinson’s disease? There is increasing evidence that aerobic and learning-based exercises could be neuroprotective in aging individuals and those with neurodegenerative disease. Exercises challenging the individual to change tempo, activity, or direction (what is referred to as “random practice” exercises) benefit people with Parkinson’s disease. Exercises that require balance and preparatory adjustment of the body [and] … exercises that promote attention and learning are beneficial. Types of exercises that do this [include]: Sports (ping pong, golf, tennis, volleyball). (From the web site of: The Parkinson’s Disease Clinic and Research Center at the University of California, San Francisco). ,